Welcome to the seahorse.org Articles Library!


This library is a living entity, and will grow and change on a regular basis. The intention of this library is to provide you with comprehensive information on a wide variety topics related to marine aquaria and seahorse keeping. These articles are not meant to be the "silver bullet" or the "final word" on the topic, but rather to give you an insight into someone else's successes and failures, so that you can make your own assessment and choose the path that is right for you.

We are always looking for contributions for the library, so if you see something missing and you have knowledge about it, write it up and send it to Marc.

Experiment & DIY Care Breeding Nutrition Biology Lists


Seahorse Facts and Information For New Keepers. Includes information on how to select your seahorse, what type and size tank you need, the temperature and food requirements etc. Consider this the most important document for a beginner to read!

Simply Seahorses

Guide to Buying from an LFS
by Keith Gentry

Caring for Dwarf Seahorses
by Judi Barr

Caring for Large Seahorses
by Terri Rennie

Aquarium Environment

Tankmates Guide
Renee Coles-Hix & Kevin

Beat the Summer Heat
by Renee Coles-Hix

Fire and Electrical Safety
by Renee Coles - Hix

Problem Algae in the Marine Aquarium
by Richard Webber

Choosing Common Cleanup Crew Critters
by Renee Coles-Hix

Cycling a Marine Tank
by Karen Barber

What to Test for...

by Richard Webber


Methods of Quarantining your New Additons
by Renee Coles-Hix

A Guide to the Most Common Seahorse Disease and Medical Conditions
by Will Wooten, il. Susan Waugnman

Pictorial Disease ID Guide
by Will Wooten

Gas Bubble Disease
by Anne Gibler

Pouch Evacuation for Male Seahorses
by Tamara Weiss

Seahorse Anatomy
by Clare Driscoll

Sexing Seahorses
by Clare Driscoll


Foods and Nutrition

Culturing the Mysid Shrimp, Mysidopsis bahia, as an Aquarium Food
by Jay Hemdal

by Mike Gilbert and Bethany Watson

Ghost Shrimp
by Mike Gilbert and Bethany Watson

Collecting Ghost Shrimp
by Basil J. Miller

by Mike Gilbert and Bethany Watson

by Mike Gilbert and Bethany Watson

The Complete Guide to Artemia
by Mike Gilbert and Bethany Watson

Artemia Tips
by Richard Weber

Artemia Nutritional Analysis
by Richard Webber

by Will Wooten

Seahorse Foods
by Tamara Weiss

Live Food Sources
by Tamara Weiss


Solving Problems in Seahorse Culture
by Todd Gardner

Fry Development Cycle - From Egg to Horse
by Mike Gilbert

Fry Diary - last updated 01.09.01
by Lynn Paulson

A Home Seahorse Farm
by David Mulcahy

Raising erectus Fry
by David Mulcahy

A Scalable Method of Raising H. erectus
by Dan Underwood

Experimental & DIY

Building your own Standpipe
by Renee Coles-Hix

How to Cheaply and Easily Make DIY Fans
by Renee Coles-Hix

Installing a GFCI
by Renee Coles-Hix

Protein Skimmate and Copepod Production
by Diane Bennett

Refugium (missing diagrams temporarily
by Donna Malter



World Wide LFS List
by Admins

World Wide Seahorse Suppliers List
by Admins

Official Seahorse.org Reading List
by Pete Giwojna et. al.

Seahorse Species List
by Admins

Quick ID Guide
Will Wooten

by Tony McNeil

Seahorse Conservation and Research Groups
by Admins

Seahorse Displays and Places to Visit
by Admins

Seahorse Related Contact Information
by Pete Giwojna et. al.

Seahorse fact: Seahorses have a vertical mating dance that can last for hours.
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