On Choosing a Seahorse

Many people don’t realize that there are over 40 different species of seahorses, ranging in size from half an inch to almost a foot in length. I keep Hippocampus erectus, the lined seahorse, which averages 6-8 inches in length at maturity and tends to be one of the hardier (read: easier to keep) seahorse species. H. erectus can also be bred entirely in captivity, meaning my seahorses don’t reduce or threaten wild populations in any way.

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