Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in storm-roiled seas. They propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second. Even smaller pectoral fins located near the back of the head are used for steering.
Sea Horses are like chameleons and will change colors frequently according to their mood and environment. By manipulating the lighting, background, water quality and feeds you will be able to bring out the colors you want. It is recommend orange/red artificial corals for optimizing color. They anchor themselves with their prehensile tails to sea grasses and corals, using their elongated snouts to suck in plankton and small crustaceans that drift by. Voracious eaters, they graze continually and can consume 3,000 or more brine shrimp per day.
The sexes in sea horses have well defined characteristics. The male will have a smooth soft pouch like area at the base of