Hippocampus Abdominalis or Small horse of sea panciuto

Latin name
Hippocampus Abdominalis
Common name
Small horse of sea panciuto
Principle 30 cm. In Aquarius beginning from 8 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 28/30 Densit 1018/1022 PH 8.4

Strangest fish pertaining to the family of the Syngnathidi, coming from from the Pacific ocean, Australia, Tasmania islands, New Zeland; much Pacific, adapted to an Aquarius of barrier with the invertebrates.
Body lengthened and flattened with the rather obvious abdomen, small head, from the typical shape, similar to that one of a horse, small mouth, in top to a musetto tubular, is present some spiny escrescenze over the eyes and on the forehead; obvious dorsal fin, the others nearly absent, prensile tail; on the body a series of rigid cross-sectional costolature is hardly obvious, formed from hardening of the skin.

Onlooker its way to swim, in vertical, towards the high, with the head refolded on ventre and the final part of the body rolled up on if same.
The livery of color white man or clear, spotted yellow of black or brown.
Relatively sturdy fish, a lot adapted to the cohabitation with pacific fish and its similar ones in Aquarius of alive barrier rich popolati from plancton and small crustaceans.
Once very acclimatized carnivorous, it preprefers artemie you go up some, copepodi or mysis you live, to times it deeps freeze to you, nearly never it freezes-dry to you.

It needs of a small bathtub, in proportion to its dimensions, in how much it swims least in the Aquarius, remaining nearly all the time attacked to a branch of Poseidonia or a coral with its prensile tail; it preprefers filtered and aereata water very but little moved.
Enough resistant to the diseases, it suffers instead for the excessive values from nitrates and phosphates and for the low PH; they are therefore advisable partial changes with sifonatura of the bottom, regular treatments with ozone and regular additions of oligoelements and vitamins.

The much particular reproduction: after the connection the female expels the eggs, until to 200, within a bag posizionata on the ventre of the male that give this moment then take to cure of the prole, brooding eggs and following and proteggendo the small.


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