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Barbour’s Seahorse

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Hippocampus barbouri

Other Name(s) Zebra-Snout Seahorse Spikey Seahorse

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Barbour’s Seahorse

GOOD Fish
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White, tan, or pale yellow; stripes on snout and radiating from eyes; well-developed spines. Seahorses require specialized care from knowledgeable and experienced fish keepers and are not suitable for novices. Social and best kept in groups in dedicated sea horse only tanks with low currents and an assortment of comfortable hitching posts. Wild seahorses are threatened with extinction and perish very quickly in captivity. Available at Seahorse.com