Seahorse Aquarium Ornaments

seahorse aquarium plantWhat kinds of aquarium ornaments are appropriate for your seahorse tank?

  • Don't overcrowd your tank with ornaments - after all, you want to be able to enjoy watching your seahorses as they move around together.
  • Make sure that any ornaments you buy don't have sharp edges - seahorses need to wrap their tails around something that won't cut them!
  • Think outside of the box when it comes to holdfasts - colored plastic rope can make an attractive yet highly functional display.
  • If you want your aquarium to look authentic, artificial branching coral and grasses will provide holdfasts without introducing toxins.
  • Seahorses prefer red, yellow or orange artificial coral colors!
  • Consider the size of your seahorses when choosing aquarium ornaments - are there sufficient holdfasts for the size of their tails? Pick hitching posts with the appropriate diameter for the species of seahorse you are keeping.
  • Don't forget you'll need some living rock in your seahorse tank too! Tonga branch rock has the additional benefit of providing hitching posts.
  • This great video shows how a seahorse keeper has used a plastic toy designed for a bird as a series of holdfasts for a pet seahorse: