Fish Guide

Giant Seahorse   (Hippocampus kelloggi)
Family: Syngnathidae (Pipefish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: ? to 394 ft.   Size: 11 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Giant Seahorse is a deep water coral-associated seahorse species that is often found over mud substrates. This seahorse species has a higher spiny crown than its relative H. kuda, along with a longer trunk.
Husbandry: This Giant Seahorse is only recently becoming available to aquarists. It is reported to stay near the aquarium bottom, hugging objects that are about 4" above the substrate. It is bolder than other seahorse species and remains in the open. Aquarists have had success with frozen Mysis shrimp. This species is reported to make unpredictable and local changes in body coloration that have nothing to do with a diseased state.

AKA: Kellog's Seahorse

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