Hippocampus waleananusis commonly referred to as Walea Pygmy Seahorse, Walea Soft Coral Pygmy Seahorse, Satomi's Pygmy Seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 50 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus waleananus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus waleananus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus waleananus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Gomon & Kuiter, 2009
The Walea pygmy seahorse is nown only from the Togean Islands in Tomini Bay, central Sulawesi, where it hides in Nepthea-softcorals in a depth form 5 to 20 meters.