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Pot-Bellied Seahorse: Sub-Adult/Female

Hippocampus abdominalis


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Pot-Bellied Seahorse: Sub-Adult/Female

Expert Only

Pot-Bellied Seahorse: Sub-Adult/Female

Hippocampus abdominalis


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Care Facts

Size: 14 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Frozen Mysis, Brine
Origin: Captive Bred
Acclimation Time: 3 + Hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 18 inches vertical height. 30 gallons for a pair. 30 to 40 gallons for 2 pairs.

The Pot-Bellied Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis), also seen as Big-Belly or Potbelly Seahorse, is one of the largest species of seahorse in the world, with Australian specimen exceeding 14 inches in size. They can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean, where they hide among seaweed and non-stinging corals, searching for small invertebrates to eat. They have a brown mottled coloration with darker spots, though design and color do vary per individual; in addition, colors will change depending on surroundings and stress-levels. They are social animals and should at least be kept in a pair. They do best in species-only tanks, as most fish can cause stress and competition for food. They require a constant, gentle current to help provide food, as they are not strong swimmers. They should be housed in a matured, cycled aquarium with plenty of copepods. Live brine shrimp should also be offered daily. 


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