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Post by Hero on September 21st 2009, 8:26 pm

Below is a list of Seadragons, Seahorses, & Pipefish

  • Leafy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx Taeniolatus)
  • Weedy seadragon (Phycodures Eques)

  • Bay Pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus)
  • Tubesnout (Aulorhynchus flavidus)


70-74º F-
  • White's Seahorse (hippocampus whitei)
  • Pacific Seahorse (hippocampus ingens)
  • Knobby Seahorse (hippocampus tuberculatus)

66-72º F-
  • Australian Big-Belly Seahorse (hippocampus abdominalis)
  • Knysna Seahorse (hippocampus capensis)
  • Short-head Seahorse (hippocampus breviceps)


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Post by Jacobnano on September 23rd 2009, 12:02 am

The leafy seadragon is temperate? I didn't know that. Man if I had an extra 5 grand haha
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Post by Brent on September 23rd 2009, 4:25 pm

I think you forgot Seahorses...
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 6:52 pm

I know i just haven't had time to do the research.

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Post by Brent on September 27th 2009, 9:05 am

Here's a few:

Australian Big-Belly Seahorse (hippocampus abdominalis)

Short-head Seahorse (hippocampus breviceps)

White's Seahorse (hippocampus whitei)
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Post by Brent on September 27th 2009, 10:14 am

New list:

70-74º F-

White's Seahorse (hippocampus whitei)
Pacific Seahorse (hippocampus ingens)
Knobby Seahorse (hippocampus tuberculatus)

66-72º F-

Australian Big-Belly Seahorse (hippocampus abdominalis)
Knysna Seahorse (hippocampus capensis)
Short-head Seahorse (hippocampus breviceps)
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Post by Hero on September 27th 2009, 6:23 pm

added.

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Post by froglover007 on October 4th 2009, 12:42 pm

Are there any coldwater (as in lower than 66 degrees) seahorses?

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Post by Brent on October 4th 2009, 12:59 pm

Not that I am aware of... Although species that live in deeper waters may be / survive in coldwater.
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Post by Jacobnano on October 4th 2009, 1:22 pm

I think if they can survive 66 you can bring them down to 60 haha.
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Post by Brent on October 4th 2009, 1:23 pm

True, true. Razz
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Post by Hero on October 4th 2009, 5:50 pm

froglover007 wrote:Are there any coldwater (as in lower than 66 degrees) seahorses?

I'm sure any of the 66-72˚ species can survive below to about 59˚.
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Post by CuttleLover on October 31st 2009, 10:00 pm

I just saw a show last night about seadragons! They were highlighted in a marine magazine recently, too. It was the leafy seadgragons they showcased. You can't get them at all for home aquaria, though.

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Post by CuttleLover on October 31st 2009, 10:01 pm

Jacobnano wrote:The leafy seadragon is temperate? I didn't know that. Man if I had an extra 5 grand haha

They are listed as not for sale to public aquaria- even a dried specimin for display at a big museum!

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Post by Hero on October 31st 2009, 11:52 pm

Thats odd Suspect. Check the classifieds section of the forum. They periodically have them for sale.

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Post by CuttleLover on November 1st 2009, 12:00 am

Really? I got the impression that having them in captivity is a big no-no.

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Post by Hero on November 1st 2009, 12:12 am

It would seem that way but i think it's just that do to the relative inexperience of most aquarists experts try to "scare" the people into not having them as aquarium fish.

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Post by CuttleLover on November 1st 2009, 12:28 am

Ah okay. They would be on the "very-hard-to-keep" category.

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Post by Hero on November 1st 2009, 12:49 am

Perhaps. I haven't checked their requirements and have yet to set up a profile for them. They are such a graceful fish and so very expensive i would hate to kill one Sad.

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Post by CuttleLover on November 1st 2009, 3:10 pm

I don't know that they actually do much except hold onto their seaweed and reproduce. Maybe that's more for relaxed people and their tanks- not for people like me with crazy puffers. Excited

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Post by Hero on November 1st 2009, 3:45 pm

I think you got it! Only people with "boring" tanks can have one. lol Razz.

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Coldwater seahorses

Post by soggydrysuit on November 25th 2009, 8:59 am

Hi everyone,

New here but just thought I'd post about coldwater seahorses. We have two species of seahorse around the UK. One is Hippocampus ramulosus and the other is I think H. hippocampus. These tend to live around the south coast where it's warmer but the sea temp probably drops to 6-8C there by the end of the winter - i know it's 6C up North in March!

Both are rare and heavily protected.

Nice forum, I keep a few native marines so this is great!
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Post by Hero on November 25th 2009, 1:45 pm

Thanks and welcome to the forum! Very Happy. Thats cool that you have two different species of sea horse nearby. Is it possible to collect a permit to acquire them?

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Post by ~ocean on November 25th 2009, 7:24 pm

HI!!! That's real neat about the seahorses!!!

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Post by Hero on November 27th 2009, 11:58 am

Someday i will try a seahorse set up. But i'm afraid they are to slow a fish for my taste Razz.

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