Dwarf Seahorse

Easy To Breed
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Unlike most marine fish, the dwarf seahorse can be readily bred in an aquarium.


Dwarf Seahorse external link (Hippocampus zosterae)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 18 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:23:09 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2152
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Almost Fast
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Despite the appearance of speed here, according to Guinness World Records, this is the slowest moving fish, with a top speed of about five feet per hour (152 cm per hour).


Dwarf Seahorse external link (Hippocampus zosterae)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 18 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:23:03 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2151
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So Tiny It Is Almost Lost In The Grass
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The dwarf seahorse only reaches 2 inches (51 mm) because it is not an aggressive feeder. Because of its short digestive tract, food must be available to this seahorse all day.


Dwarf Seahorse external link (Hippocampus zosterae)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 18 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:22:58 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2150
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