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Seahorse, Ingens (T.R.) Blk & Yllw

Product Description

Product Description

The Ingens Seahorse, Hippocampus ingens, is one of the largest of the seahorse species. In the wild they spend most of their time hunting for tiny crustaceans to consume while using slow movements and camouflage to mimic their surroundings and appear invisible to predators. The Ingens Seahorse can be reddish to maroon, gray, yellow and gold with various shades of brown they may also have fine white markings which may run vertically down their body. These social fish thrive when kept as a mated pair or in small groups in a species-only aquarium. A 30 gallon aquarium is sufficient for a single pair. Add 20 gallons to the size of the aquarium for each additional pair. Spray bars may be used to create gentle flow while eliminating stagnant areas in the aquarium. Seahorses are not strong swimmers, preferring to use their prehensile tails to hitch to branching live rock, algae, or artificial decorations. Seahorses are less likely to contract Vibrio bacterial infections if the temperature is not allowed to exceed 74F. This is particularly important if the aquarium contains other species of Syngnathids. It is also necessary to remove detritus and uneaten food daily. Calcium and alkalinity levels must be monitor(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Care Level

Intermediate

Temperament

Peaceful

Water Conditions

60 - 78F (16 _ 26C), 1.020 - 1.026, 8.0 - 8.5

Max Size

11 inches (28 cm)