Crowned Seahorse

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Crowned Seahorse

This species is known as Crowned Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus coronatus. It belongs to the Seahorse family. (e) It's origin is Northwest Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Seahorse.

Crowned Seahorse can grow up to 11 cm what is approximately 4 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1320cm2 of water surface which is approximately 204 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 Crowned 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Crowned Seahorse picture no. 1

Crowned Seahorse picture no. 2
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#1 Posted on Wed Apr 30 16:45:18 UTC 2008 by alyssa
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This comment was published on Thu May 1 6:51:49 UTC 2008
#2 Posted on Thu May 14 12:40:56 UTC 2009 by Trista .S
Hey people. I was just looking at some of your pictures you have of the Sea Horses and they are pretty cool little creators. I love how they rap their tales around anemones or anything on the bottom of the sea bed. And their small little fins, and how they kind of bunch around when they swim. They are pretty neat to look at. I want to get a salt water tank.
This comment was published on Fri Jun 12 4:00:12 UTC 2009
#3 Posted on Fri Feb 5 9:30:19 UTC 2010 by Juli
To anyone considering purchasing seahorses because they "look cool" - please do your research! Seahorses require very exacting water parameters, usually have specific diets and can be finicky eaters. If you are not prepared to spend $800-1000 on the proper marine set-up and environment, please do not purchase! Also, there are a few captive-bred options on the market available in most parts of the U.S., which tend to be hardier and acclimate much better to an aquarium than wild-caught seahorses. Not only will this improve your chances of successfully keeping these fish, it will also protect wild populations, which are on the decline.
This comment was published on Wed Mar 3 1:52:56 UTC 2010
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