Species group: Seahorses
Other common names: Short-headed Seahorse; Knobby Seahorse; Short-snouted Seahorse
Scientific name: Hippocampus breviceps / Hippocampus tuberculatus
The Shorthead Seahorse is native to the Sargassum, sponge reefs in deeper water, or rock reef covered in macro algae around Australia. It is a small, well-camouflaged species which is most commonly found in groups, rarely as individuals or pairs.
15 gallons for a pair, 20 to 25 gallons for 2 pairs. They eat small crustaceans such as mysid shrimps.