Tigertail seahorse feeding

Date October 23, 2012

A Tigertail seahorse Hippocampus comes, feeds as it remains well hidden within the reefs of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu.

At 0:20, the seahorse turns to look at the camera, then at 1:17 it spots something below it and begins to sway, slowly extending its body with each sway, eventually extending itself all the way to grasp whatever it is down there that its trying to catch. So cool!

Seahorses are extensively harvested for the aquarium trade. It is the slowest moving fish in the sea, as such, its ability to remain concealed is its primary form of defense. Hippocampus comes is one of two seahorses that can be found along Singapore’s shores.

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