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They’re the favorite mount of many a mermaid, and the mermaid’s dad, King Neptune, as well. They’re seahorses, and the graceful little creatures have become popular in many home aquariums.

Despite their equine-sounding name, seahorses are actually a genus of fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and leafy sea dragons. With its “S” shape, a seahorse’s dorsal fin is located on the lower body, while its pectoral fins are found on the head near their gills. One of the biggest claims to fame is that it is the males of the species who become “pregnant.”

Seahorses can be found in tropical and subtropical coastal and reef waters all over Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. Sea dragons, which are close relatives of seahorses, have bigger bodies than their cousins. Sea dragons sport leaf-like appendages that helps them in floating seaweed or kelp beds.

Both seahorses and sea dragons feed on larval fishes and amphipods, such as small shrimp-like crustaceans called mysids ("sea lice"). Amphipods feed on red algae that lives in the shade of kelp forests – another good reason for sea dragons to live there themselves. Even though seahorses and sea dragons have small mouths, they suck up their prey. 

Many aquarium hobbyists like to keep seahorses as pets, but wild seahorses tend to fare poorly in a home aquarium. Wild-caught seahorses won’t eat commercial fish food; they’ll only eat live brine shrimp. Seahorses from the wild also  are more prone to stress in an aquarium. This lowers their immune systems and makes them susceptible to diseases.

In recent years, however, captive breeding of seahorses has become much more popular and successful. These captive-bred seahorses survive better in captivity, and are less likely to carry diseases. They will eat mysid shrimp, and don’t experience the shock  of being removed from their wild habitats and placed in the much smaller space of a home aquarium. Captive-bred seahorses are more expensive, but they survive better than their wild-caught cousins, and buying captive-breds doesn’t harm wild populations.

It’s best to keep seahorses should be kept in their own aquarium or with compatible tank-mates. Don’t put seahorses in an aquarium with fast, aggressive feeders, because seahorses are slow feeders that will be edged out in food competition. The little “marine ponies” need extra special care to make sure that everyone gets enough food at feeding times.

Many species of shrimp and other bottom feeders make good tank mates for seahorses. Goby fish also can be a good match for seahorses in an aquarium. Don’t put seahorses, which are prey for other marine animals, in an aquarium with eels, tangs, triggerfish, squid, octopus or sea anemones.

Marine animals sold as "freshwater seahorses" are usually the closely related pipefish, of which a few species live in the lower reaches of rivers. Some seahorses can be found in brackish waters, but by and large they are almost exclusively a saltwater fish.