Seahorse Breeders

Below is a list of seahorse breeders from around the world where you can buy captive bred seahorses. Some are hobbyists that do this part time and don’t always have seahorses in stock. Others are commercial breeders, some selling direct to customers, some to retailers and distributors. They will be noted next to each one.

The appearance of a breeder on this list do not constitute an endorsement. We suggest all buyers research the breeders they are interested in, and make sure they are getting true captive bred seahorses. 

Australia | Canada | France | Germany |Ireland | Japan | Mexico | PortugalThailandTurkey | United Kingdom | United States


Seahorse Australia - commercial
Retail and Wholesale
International (CITES permit)
Captive Bred Seahorses: H. abdominalis, H. breviceps, H. whitei, H. barbouri and H. taeniopterus. They also sell wild caught seahorses, be sure to look at the description closely.


Seahorse Canada - commercial
Wholesale and Retail
H. erectus

France (République française)

aquarium race hippocampes

Ecurie Marine - commercial
00 33 2 31 08 00 67
Le Fresne Camilly
Calvados, France
“We have been breeding seahorses since 1992, breeding H. reidi since 1999.”
H. reidi

Germany (Deutschland)

Aquarium-Nachzuchten Seepferdchen

Hippozoo - commercial
H. reidi, H. barbouri, H. kuda, H. fuscus, H. erectus, H. comes, H. guttulatus, H. abdominalis, H. zosterae, H. angustus
They offer some wild caught, be sure to verify you are getting Captive Bred. Their pipefish appear to be wild caught.


Seahorse Aquariumscommercial
Seahorse breeder and fish shop. H. reidi and H. barbouri

Japan (日本)


Kaiba World - commercial
Some captive bred seahorses along side wild caught seahorses. Be sure to verify you’re getting captive bred seahorses.

Seahorse Ways - commercial
H. abdominalis, H. kuda. Also carries food for seahorses.

Mexico (México)

Caballitos de mar criados en cautividad

INGENS Cultivos Marinos - commercial
Wholesale Only, International (CITES permit)
H. ingens

Portugal (República Portuguesa)

Cavalos-marinhos criados em cativeiro

Hippocampus reidi


Andy Sutton – hobbyist
Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
H. kuda


Esir Bred denizatı

H. barbouri H. kuda and H. reidi in small quantities. Sells wild caught as well, be sure to request captive bred seahorses.


Seahorse Breedercommercial
H. erectus, H. zosterae. More species listed but they do not appear to be for sale.

Simply Seahorsescommercial
Captive Bred H. abdominalis, H. barbouri, H. erectus, H. fuscus, H kuda, H. taeniopterus, H. zosterae. Also sells Wild Caught and Tank Raised seahorses, be sure to verify you are getting true captive bred seahorses.

Louise Hines – hobbyist
Warwickshire, England
H. erectus

Mike Daly – hobbyist
Aberdeen, Scotland
H. erectus

Patrick Shoult – hobbyist
Newhaven, East Sussex, England
H. kuda


Gloria’s Horses and Crafts commercial
H. erectus

Ocean, Reefs and Aquarums – ORAcommercial
Wholesale Only
H. erectus, H. kuda, H. reidi
Contact your LFS to order.

Ocean Ridercommercial
H. abdominalis, H. erectus, H. ingens, H. reidi, and H. taeniopterus
Also, captive bred Banded Pipefish - Doryrhamphus dactylophorus

Sach’s Aquaculturecommercial
H. erectus – doesn’t always have them available, their primary business is aquaculturing organisms and food.

Seahorse Corral - commercial
Retail, International (CITES permit)
H. erectus and H. zosterae

Seahorse Sourcecommercial
Retail and Wholesale
H. barbouri, H. comes, H. erectus, H. ingens, H. kuda, and H. reidi and seahorse related supplies.

Southwatch Seahorse Farm - commercial
H. barbouri, H. erectus, and H. reidi

Shila Hammond – hobbyist
Oak Hill, Ohio
H. erectus & H. zosterae

Vince Campellone – hobbyist
Hampstead, NC.
H. erectus

Sam Morris – hobbyist
Nashville TN
H.abdominalis, H.erectus, H.reidi, H.zosterae and syngnathus floridae pipefish

Tami Weiss – hobbyist
Milwaukee, WI
H. comes, H. erectus

Dean Akavickas- hobbyist
OshKosh, WI
H. kuda

Are you a seahorse breeder interested in being added to this list? You can join here.

8 thoughts on “Seahorse Breeders

  1. We want to purchase H/ reidi,cuda,tramaculatus or any common specie. Shipped to Cape Town, South Africa
    Do you perhaps know of anyone that can assist us? We have all the necessary import and shipping licenses from our regulatory departments. (Marine and Coastal Management)
    We are fish farmers and have our own hatchery, we grow many kinds of algae and Zooplankton for our fish larvae. We are positive that we can look after seahorses properly.

      • There are many things to consider when choosing a species, including very basically what kind do you want. I invite you to take a moment and join the forums over at, where myself and other seahorse aquarists can help you to answer that question.

  2. Good evening,
    I live in north east Florida and want to get some more seahorses. I am a veteran and full-time student. So it is a bit hard to get some seahorses at the price that the stores sales them for. If anyone has any for sale or has information on where to find some please let me know.

    Thank you for your time,

  3. Am looking to buy , in 2 mos, small seahorses.
    Adult size – 4″ and under.
    Eats mysis.
    I have a 40 gal., 17″ x 36″.
    I’d appreciate any suggestions.
    Thank you,
    Mrs Bullock

  4. Hi Samuel and Brenda.
    The Seahorse Breeders Registry doesn’t sell seahorses directly. This is a curated list of breeders. All of these breeders are screened to ensure they offer true captive bred seahorses. Those that also offer wild caught seahorses are listed, so be sure to make the distinction when necessary.

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