Seahorse Frequently Asked Questions / Is it hard to raise baby seahorses?

As far as marine fish go, they’re fairly easy. That being said, raising marine fish is in and of itself a difficult task. So they’re on the easy end of the spectrum in a difficult discipline. How difficult they are to raise also depends on the species. Some species are born larger and need less assistance when first born, while others need special very tiny food. The easiest are probably the Dwarf Seahorse Hippocampus zosterae, followed by the Lined Seahorse, Hippocampus erectus. Difficult species include the Brazilian Seahorse Hippocampus reidi and the Pacific Seahorse Hippocampus ingens.

You can read more about raising seahorses in our section on breeding.

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