Hippocampus trimaculatusis commonly referred to as Longnose seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus trimaculatus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus trimaculatus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus trimaculatus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Indo-Pacific: southern India to Japan, Australia and Tahiti. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.
Inhabits gravel or sand bottoms around shallow reefs, muddy estuaries and near mangroves, tolerating brackish waters. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.