Seahorses are true beauties of the ocean. Their elegant swimming style and courtship dance never fail to captivate. Seahorses have many unique features, the most remarkable being that the male becomes pregnant and gives birth.
The female transfers her eggs into the male’s pouch where they are nurtured for 30 days. Depending on species there are around 300 babies born per birth, although Seahorse Australia has recorded Potbelly seahorse broods as large as 1116.
The seahorse’s graceful disposition, its ability to change colour for protection according to its surroundings, and long life span (up to 9 years in captivity), make it a wonderful addition to any home aquarium.
It was the Southern Knight (Potbelly) seahorse species with which we established the farm in 1998. Since then, we have diversified to breeding several other species and also some other marine fish.