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.
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
France (République française)
aquarium race hippocampes
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 Aquariums – commercial
Seahorse breeder and fish shop. H. reidi and H. barbouri
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.
Caballitos de mar criados en cautividad
INGENS Cultivos Marinos - commercial
Wholesale Only, International (CITES permit)
Portugal (República Portuguesa)
Cavalos-marinhos criados em cativeiro
LusoReef - commercial
Andy Sutton – hobbyist
Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
Esir Bred denizatı
Seahorse Breeder – commercial
H. erectus, H. zosterae. More species listed but they do not appear to be for sale.
Simply Seahorses – commercial
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.
Mike Daly – hobbyist
Patrick Shoult – hobbyist
Newhaven, East Sussex, England
Ocean, Reefs and Aquarums – ORA – commercial
H. erectus, H. kuda, H. reidi
Contact your LFS to order.
Ocean Rider – commercial
H. abdominalis, H. erectus, H. ingens, H. reidi, and H. taeniopterus
Also, captive bred Banded Pipefish - Doryrhamphus dactylophorus
Sach’s Aquaculture – commercial
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 Source – commercial
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
Sam Morris – hobbyist
H.abdominalis, H.erectus, H.reidi, H.zosterae and syngnathus floridae pipefish
Dean Akavickas- hobbyist
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