Knysna Seahorse

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Knysna Seahorse

This fish is known as Knysna Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus capensis. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Seahorse family. (e) Origin of this fish is Southeast Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Seahorse is peaceful towards other tankmates.

Knysna Seahorse can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Knysna 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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