Hippocampus algiricusis commonly referred to as West African seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus algiricus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus algiricus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus algiricus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Angola. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.
Length type refers to height (= TL - head length). Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail