The Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) looks just like a mini version of it's larger cousin H. erectus. As with all seahorses, after mating, the female places the eggs in the males pouch, and he carries them until giving birth. They are born alive, and fully functional. The fry from the Dwarf's are actually larger than the fry from the erectus, although not nearly as numerous, and only have a few fry per birth. They are carnivores and like live foods, but can be trained in an aquarium to accept frozen brine and copepods. They should be kept by themselves, or with other seahorse or pipefishes. They eat slowly and are intimidated by quicker moving fish.
Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae)