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I don't want to be a seahorse in the next life!

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It sucks to be a seahorse.  Aside from traditional Chinese medicine, dried seahorses and skeletons are used for souvenirs.  How many of you have seen them on keychains, paperweighs and jewelry!

Re: I don't want to be a seahorse in the next life!

« Reply #1 posted: 7 years ago »
I must admit, I'm one of those who have bought a seahorse keychain a while back.  But it was also this keychain that led me to love them and care for them.
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Re: I don't want to be a seahorse in the next life!

« Reply #2 posted: 7 years ago »
Actually, aquariums are also the bane of seahorses.  Most people do not know how to care for them, so they end up either getting sick or not surviving at all.

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« Reply #3 posted: 7 years ago »
I would agree that being a seahorse sucks.  Imagine, if a pair of seahorses, the thousands of youngs that they would lay would all die except for a dozen.  If you're lucky that is!

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« Reply #4 posted: 7 years ago »
I think much of the seahorse's woes come from the fact that they are slow in swimming and they favor shallow waters, so it's easier for humans to catch them!

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« Reply #5 posted: 7 years ago »
But take note... there are natural enemies too like tuna, rays and crabs.... not only that... if they get into a violent storm, they can get washed out or they can die from exhaustion.

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« Reply #6 posted: 7 years ago »
Well, I know for sure that their habitats are also being destroyed.  There is just not enough mangroves or coral reefs to house a family of seahorses!

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« Reply #7 posted: 4 years ago »
For those whom survive the natural dangers, and end up in a pet store are at even more risk. Seahorses need extra care, so people who buy them as pets need to be properly educated. At least in their natural habitat, everything is optimal in terms of their environment. If people do not care for their seahorses effectively, they're bound to not survive. The temperature needs to be tended to properly, slight inconsistencies will cause death. Don't get a seahorse if you think they're 'cute', you need to be properly educated in order to keep them healthy.