Barbour's Seahorse

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Barbour's Seahorse

This fish is known as Barbour’s Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus barbouri. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Seahorse family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Seahorse.

Barbour's Seahorse can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 279 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Barbour's Seahorse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Barbour’s Seahorse picture no. 1

Barbour’s Seahorse picture no. 2

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Barbour’s Seahorse, picture no. 3



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