Hippocampus hippocampusis commonly referred to as Short snouted seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Solo per acquariofili esperti. A aquarium size of at least 300 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus hippocampus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus hippocampus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus hippocampus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Occurs mostly in shallow inshore waters among algae. May over-winter in deeper water. Feeds on small prey and organic debris.