“I have a horsey face, a monkey’s tail and a kangaroo pouch”.
Fun Facts about the Seahorse:
- A seahorse is a fish
- A real “Mr. Mom” – The male gives birth! The female places her eggs in his pouch.
- Then about two or three weeks later, he has babies.
- Once a male seahorse gives birth, he often gets pregnant again right away.
- Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs and “hold tails”.
- They have skin instead of scales
- Seahorses swim vertically and propel themselves by using a small fin on their back.
- “Slow Poke” They are the slowest of all fish.
- Seahorses have no teeth and no stomach and eat constantly.
- They are carnivores and eat baby fish or tiny shrimp by sucking them up their snout.
- A Seahorse’s life span is about 3 years.
- They have excellent eye-sight. Each eye can move separately.
- So a seahorse can look for food with one eye while watching out for predators with the other.
- A real oddball of the fish family.
Sources: National Geographic, National Wildlife Federation,