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Hippocampus zosterae Dwarf seahorse


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lexID:
2610 
Scientific:
Hippocampus zosterae 
German:
Zwergseepferdchen 
English:
Dwarf seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > zosterae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The Bahamas 
Sea depth:
5 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.18" (3 cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 80.6 °F (21°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Food specialist, Living Food, Mysis, Zooplankton 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
not for beginners 
Offspring:
possible to breed 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
CITES:
Appendix II 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-24 11:44:21 

Captive breeding / propagation

Die Nachzuchten von Hippocampus zosterae sind möglich. Leider ist die Anzahl an Nachzuchten noch nicht groß genug, um die Nachfrage des Handels zu decken. Wenn Sie sich für Hippocampus zosterae interessieren, fragen Sie dennoch Ihren Händler nach Nachzuchten. Sollten Sie Hippocampus zosterae bereits besitzen, versuchen Sie sich doch selbst einmal an der Aufzucht. Sie helfen so die Verfügbarkeit von Nachzuchten im Handel zu verbessen und natürliche Bestände zu schonen.

Husbandry

Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

H. zosterae are a very small seahorse. In the wild they are typically found with cirri. They tend to lose the cirri in captivity. Colors typically range from black, brown, grey, green, yellow, orange, red. Colors are not fixed and may change based surroundings, diet, stress, mood or possibly other factors.

Synonyms:
Hippocampus regulus Ginsburg, 1933
Hippocampus rosamondae Borodin, 1928

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus zosterae (Species)




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