Curiosity Kills the Seahorse Too*

* (All of mine are fine. It’s just a title.) Before I started seahorse-keeping, I had no idea just how curious (see also: foolish) these little exotic fish could be. They start exploring the minute they hit the tank… Seahorse keepers know (or learn, often tragically) that a seahorse doesn’t belong in a “mixed reef” tank. In the wild, seahorses live in highly specialized environments. Mostly, they hide in sea grass or live in “gentle” reef environments, with peaceful, slow-moving fish and corals that lack the ability to sting. The plated armor that covers the seahorse’s body is a bit deceptive. Despite their rugged appearance,

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