Unique sea dragons in Sea Life, Scheveningen
Four sea dragons were brought to the Sea Life center in Scheveningen on Monday. These sea dragons are unique, as they come from a special breeding program in Australia.
The animals are about 15 centimeters long and two years old. They are in the sea horse family, and have beautiful coloration. Their habitat is unique to the south of Australia.
The animals come from a special breeding program from the Melbourne Aquarium. It is illegal to catch the animals in the wild, and they cannot be seen anywhere else in The Netherlands.
The sea dragons are very sensitive to changes in their environment, such as lighting, and stress easily. The aquarium in Scheveningen has installed special foil on the glass. They will be fed with mysids, or small shrimps.
Onze prachtige zeedraakjes zijn er! 2 mannetjes & 2 vrouwtjes en ze komen voort uit een speciaal kweekprogramma http://t.co/6xIw2a00O8
— SEALIFE Scheveningen (@SEALIFENL) April 14, 2014