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Location: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida
(USA), Bahamas and the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Environment: Shallow grass flats,
Availability: CB & WC available
Physical Characteristics: 1inch (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.