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H. zosterae (Dwarf)

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H. zosterae

Location:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), Bahamas and the entire Gulf of Mexico.

Environment:  Shallow grass flats,

Climate:  Subtropical

Availability:  CB & WC available

Physical Characteristics1inch (2-2.5cm)  Coronet: high, columnar or knob-like,  Spines: low or knob-like: short snout ; skin often covered in tiny warts. Color pattern: beige, yellow, green, black; mottling variable (distinct to absent); may have white markings like splashes of paint; some specimens with dark spots.   Cirri (skin filaments) are usually lost in aquariums.

Reproduction:  10-14 day gestation, 3-50 fry in a brood, fry are larger than some big seahorse fry 

Other Information:  Lifespan is shorter than most seahorses, approximately 1-2 years.  Adults and fry eat bbs (baby brine shrimp)  General seahorse keeping information doesn't always apply to dwarfs.  Keepers should do specialized research into dwarf keeping.




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