Offering Seahorses for sale online. Hippocampus zosterae
is the scientific name for the dwarf seahorse
a species found in the Bahamas and the United States. This aquatic animal also goes by the nickname seapony or seaponies. Known to be solitary or live in pairs dwarf seahorses have interesting feeding habits. They are lie-in-wait predators which means they patiently wait for a snack to come by within its reach. Interestingly the roles are reversed in rearing their young, males are known carry the developing young in a brood pouch for about ten days. Males maintain a small territory while females roam more freely. While data deficient the Dwarf seahorse is endangered according to the American Fisheries Society lists the United States populations as threatened due to habitat degradation as such they are listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species
. What makes them so desirable is their small size and fascinating appearance, they are typically kept in small tanks of five or ten gallons. The approximate range of this seahorse in terms of size is up to two inches. Believe it or not with this animal is small, it’s not the smallest. The smallest seahorse is Hippocampus bargibanti known as the Pygmy Seahorse
.The Dwarf Seahorse requires a steady diet of freshly-hatched baby brine shrimp, copepods, and other shrimp larvae. It can be housed with snails, and micro hermits. Check out the video below and watch how this dwarf seahorse feeds. And make sure you read a fantastic article on keeping dwarf seahorses called The Care of Dwarf Seahorses: Hippocampus zosterae
by Judi Barr. Order today.