Information about ORA® Captive-Bred Tigertail Seahorse
Tigertail Seahorse is a moderately-sized seahorse that has distinct tiger-striped markings. The stunning species are mostly either black or yellow and has stunning starburst marks in the area of the eyes. Male Tigertail Seahorses are typically darker in color and females typically have a lighter hue. It is a very elegant breed with a variety of stripes and blotchy markings which can be used to disguise itself.
Seahorses can be social and thrive as a couple in small groups in a species-exclusive aquarium. A 30 gallon tank can be enough for a single pair. Add 10 gallons of water to the dimensions of the aquarium to accommodate each pair. Aquascape with branching corals such as Gorgonians or imitation corals or plastic plants to provide seahorses “hitching posts” that they can grasp with their long tails. Spray bars can be used to create a flow that is gentle as well as eliminate stagnant areas from the aquarium. Seahorses aren’t very strong swimmers preferring to utilize their prehensile tails attach to live rock branches algae, artificial decorations.
Tigertail Seahorse may be kept with shy, small fish like tiny gobies, pipefish dragonets, and firefish. However, aggressive, territorial, or fast-moving fish make great partners. Seahorses are susceptible to injury from anemones, corals that have tentacles that sting or have enough size to devour them, like brain corals. Although sea fans, Acropora corals, and various corals with branches are suitable for seahorses, they may be damaged when a Seahorse continuously tacks them. Crabs and clams could sting an animal, which can cause a wound that could cause secondary infections. Small ornamental crustaceans can be eaten by seahorses.
ORA® Captive-Bred Tigertail Seahorse Diet
If you are considering Tankmates to the Tigertail Seahorse, avoid fish that will compete with seahorses to eat. The captive-bred seahorses are used to eating frozen Mysis shrimp, which makes an excellent alternative to wild-caught counterparts. The Tigertail Seahorse can consume amphipods as well as other crustaceans that are small within live rocks. They also eat vitamin-rich adult brine shrimp, however, this shouldn’t comprise the major portion part of the diet. Tigertail seahorses can be slow and conscious feeders, and they are accustomed to two or more small meals a day.