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Location: Western Central Pacific: Malaysia, Singapore,
Viet Nam and Philippines
Environment: depth range - 20 m This species is
mainly found in pairs (Ref. 48635) on coral reefs, sponge gardens, kelp,
and floating Sargassum
Availability: WC available. CB occasionally.
Physical Characteristics: grow to 7 inches (16.0 cm)
Either dark with yellow stripes around tail or yellow with dark stripes.
5 point coronet,
radiating lines of tiny white dots around eyes (beautiful!) and down
onto trunk. Coronet: small and quite low, with five distinct
rounded knobs or spines Spines: varies from blunt to quite sharp; often
with dark band around them near tip. Cheek spines double; double spines
below, and sometimes also above eye; prominent, sharp nose spine; snout
long and slender. Color Either dark (sometimes silvery) with yellow
stripes or yellow with dark stripes; striped tail ( may not be
visible in dark specimens)
Reproduction: Gestation period 2-3 weeks (but varies
with water temperature). Fry do not hitch at birth.
Other Information: Not a seahorse for beginners,
believed to be harder to keep than most. Picky eaters. Do
not respond well to medical treatments.