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Facts, Information and Picture of the Tiger-Tail Seahorse

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Facts, Information and Picture of the Tiger-Tail Seahorse

Tiger-Tail Seahorse

Lisa Francis

Identification:

  • Family: Syngnathidae (Seahorses, Pipefishes, and Leafy Seadragons)
  • Subfamily: Hippocampinae
  • Species: Hippocampus comes
  • The Tiger-Tail Seahorse has yellow coloration with tiger-like rings on the tails.

    Common Names:

    Tiger-Tail Seahorse.

    Distribution:

    Inhabits tropical waters around Malaysia and Singapore and as far east as the Philippines.

    Maximum Size:

    To about 6".

    Characteristics and Compatibility:

    Prefer stationary perches they can wrap their prehensile tails around, and should not be kept with anemones or corals that possess large stinging tentacles.

    Diet and Feeding:

    Seahorses should be fed live or (if they will take it) vitamin enriched frozen or freeze-dried mysid shrimp. Seahorses should be fed several times per day with food available for 20 to 30 minutes per feeding. Wild caught Seahorses may be slow to accept frozen or freeze-dried mysid shrimp as food to begin with and may have to be fed live foods until they are weaned onto prepared foods. Tank raised Seahorses are normally trained to accept frozen or freeze-dried mysid shrimp at an early age and will make the transition to your tank much more easily than wild caught.

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