Hippocampus zebrais commonly referred to as Zebra seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Solo per acquariofili esperti. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus zebra are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus zebra, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus zebra, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Specials thanks for the foto to Teresa (Zubi) Zuberbühler, www.starfish.ch.
Endemic to Australia, Queensland.
Found inshore on reef areas. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.
Reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 20 - 69 m.