Adorable baby dwarf seahorses born at Tennessee Aquarium
Hippocampus zosterae regularly breed in captivity so the birth at Tennessee Aquarium isn't groundbreaking (as was the first ever birth of Bargibant’s pygmy seahorses at Steinhart Aquarium almost a year ago to this date). Still, footage of baby seahorses is always a special treat.
Hippocampus zosterae is one of the smallest seahorses in the world and are a naturally found on the reefs of the Bahamas. Guinness World of Records also claims they are the slowest moving fish on Earth with a top speed of about five feet per hour (152 cm per hour). Because of their size and passive nature, they require special care in captivity. But if you have the dedication, dwarf seahorses can reward you with regular captive breeding and lots of rice-grain-sized darlings.