Leafy Sea Dragon

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Leafy Sea Dragon

This fish is known as Leafy Sea Dragon and the correct latin name is Phycodurus eques. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Seahorse family. (e) Origin of this species is Australian Reefs. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Seahorse is peaceful.

Leafy Sea Dragon can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 651 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (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 difficult to keep the Leafy Sea Dragon 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.

This Seahorse is listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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

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