Tiger-Tail Seahorse – Captive-Bred

Tiger-Tail Seahorse - Captive-Bred
Latin name:
(Hippocampus comes)

Care Level





Black, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size


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This beautiful Captive-Bred species is yellow and black in coloration, with stunning markings around the eyes. They have many stripes and blotchy markings, providing them with valuable camouflage. These markings give the species a unique and eye-catching appearance and make it an ideal choice for any terrarium. With their hardy and docile nature, these animals are an excellent addition to any reptile enthusiast’s collection. Furthermore, they are easy to keep and require minimal maintenance.

For the best results, seahorses should be kept in a separate, species-only tank that is 30 gallons or larger with multiple Gorgonians which they can grab with their prehensile tails. If not provided with Gorgonians, plastic plants can be substituted for the same effect. It is important to note that the Tiger-Tail Seahorse reacts poorly to being harassed by other more aggressive fish such as: blennies, gobies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. Therefore, these types of fish should not be kept in the same tank as a seahorse. Additionally, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places and nooks within the tank to allow the seahorse to feel secure and safe.

Captive-bred seahorses will breed readily in the aquarium when they are fully mature. The male will carry the young for approximately 3 weeks, at which time they will be released into the water column. Provide a separate aquarium with live rock for the new born sea horses. Feed these new born freshly hatched vitamin enriched brine shrimp.