The family of the original syngnathids are a family of fish, in which we have Seahorses, to the Original also Pipefish, to the Water Dragon and the Dragon Sea foliated. All these copies, They are each more Original, even if the best known of all for amateur aquarists is the Seahorses. Reproductive habits of seahorses are quite unusual. After a courtship, which is very striking and original, female enter your tube in the incubator bag male, where they are fertilized and begin their development in the womb of the father. It's fairly easy to get to breed in captivity, which is no longer easy is that the offspring become adults copies.


Seahorses are Syngnathids originating in the à ?? ndico and Pacific Oceans, where we can find swimming upright, in its particular mode of travel. In the marine aquarium the fixing can see how the decorative elements, thanks to its prehensile tail. They have a very small mouth, so they can only consume prey tiny size, as Artemia. Because they are very slow to swim, are not good competitors for food, we must take this into account to make sure they get the food they need. Are simple to acclimatize in a community tank of at least one hundred liters the, which they will not have any problems getting along with other species. Know more: Seahorse

Pipefish or marlin

They are fish measuring between 2,5 Y 30 centimeters long. Its movement is slow, making minor corrugations with the pectoral fins. They have a very small mouth, as it happens to seahorses, and therefore prey should be as small. To feed the food quickly suck, reaching swallow up 360 fry shrimp in one hour. The form of reproduction is similar to that of the Seahorses. It is the female that lays eggs in a spawning membrane, the male has in the stomach. From there the male who takes care of her baby and is completely desentiende. Once the eggs hatch, fry quickly move away from his father, that if you have them at your fingertips is all you can eat.

Water dragon. Common sea dragon

Among biologists there is some confusion with Common water dragon and Sea Dragon foliado, because they could be the same species, although according to the World Register of Marine Species, They consider different. They have a certain resemblance to the Seahorses, and having an elongated snout related, but they do not have their property prehensile tail. They are elongated, They have bony plates and extensions in your body in sheet form, they help to camouflage themselves from predators. At the reaching adulthood they have a reddish color, with yellow markings and purple. You can differentiate males from females, by possessing a dark, narrow body than their partners.

Sea Dragon foliado

A the same as the water dragon, are species from Australia, where are its marine emblem. We can locate the free, swimming in the south and east coasts of the island. It is comparable to the Water Dragon, except that It has a long extensions in sheets of seaweed throughout your body, that they serve as camouflage, and give the impression of a floating algae when swimming. They can measure between 30 Y 50 centimeters in length. They are an endangered species because of their indiscriminate fishing by collectors, and also they are used in alternative medicine.

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