All about Seahorses

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Seahorses are a very unique. This is quite obvious once you look at them and you can see quite clearly how they obtained their namesake. Their heads look the same as a horses.

They are found in tropical temperatures and environments. A seahorse can grow up to be up to 14 inches or they could be as little as half an inch! Perhaps the most incredible thing about sea horses is how the males are those who give birth to the young.

Before they strain they need to first court each other. This courtship often lasts for several days as they dance with one another. During this dance they might change colors. During the courtship dance they swim side by side holding each others tails or sometimes they grip the identical piece of grass almost like their holding hands. After a long time doing this they then participate in the actual courtship dance. This dance often lasts 8 hours long! In this dance the seahorse pushes water to his egg pouch until it opens up from the pressure building inside once the female sees that he is not pregnant she lays eggs in him as they hook up their snouts together and start to drift. In this time his body begins to swell from the countless eggs while her body begins to thin.

The man then gives off semen that ferments the eggs at which stage he shuts his pouch. He then starts to feed his many children. In this period he gives them the exact hormones that are responsible for infant milk. During this time she visits him every morning for about 6 minutes.

He usually does this at night so that when the mother comes to him throughout the following morning they can begin the process a new. They don’t care for their children after birth however since the man keeps them safe until their born (instead of just laying the eggs and leaving) the survival rate is higher (though only 5 percent ).

Sea horses despite their efficient ways of reproduction are fairly weak animals. They can not swim very well and have a very inefficient digestion systems. They’ve no stomach so it is much harder for them to get nutrients and store nutrients so that they must eat a lot. However they get very tired very quickly while swimming making it harder to run away from predators and access to new food resources. They eat by putting their snouts onto rocks and sucking up nutrients.

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