Halicampus mataafaeis commonly referred to as Samoan pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Animale non indicato per i neofiti. A aquarium size of at least 350 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Halicampus mataafae are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Halicampus mataafae, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Halicampus mataafae, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.