Hippocampus angustusis commonly referred to as Rainbow Brumby. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus angustus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus angustus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus angustus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Hippocampus angustus, also known as Spiny West Australian Seahorse, grows to about 20 cm. They are only found on the West coast of Australia in temperate waters. They have brown lines ACROSS the snout that distinguishes them from the other Australian Seahorses, and from H. Histrix. Coloring is found in white, yellow, and orange. They sometimes have a network of finer lines on the body. The lines run halfway around the snout, on the top side sloping diagonally towards the body, and to a lesser degree over the head and parts of the body. They are not at all prickly like H. Histrix. They are bigger than H. Histrix and a bit blotchy in their markings.