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

Australia

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.

Canada

Seahorse Canada - commercial
Wholesale and Retail
H. erectus

France (République française)

aquarium race hippocampes

Ecurie Marine - commercial
Retail
hippocampus@aquario.net
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
Retail
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.

Ireland

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

Japan (日本)

水族館育ちのタツノオトシゴ

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)
ingenscultivosmarions@hotmail.com
H. ingens

Portugal (República Portuguesa)

Cavalos-marinhos criados em cativeiro

LusoReefcommercial
Hippocampus reidi

Thailand

Andy Sutton – hobbyist
Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
andysutton1@me.com
H. kuda

Turkey

Esir Bred denizatı

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

UK

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
seahorseadventures.blogspot.com
louicopp@gmail.com
H. erectus

Mike Daly – hobbyist
Aberdeen, Scotland
07736675466
mikedaly19@sky.com
H. erectus

Patrick Shoult – hobbyist
Newhaven, East Sussex, England
447769262615
patrickshoult@yahoo.co.uk
H. kuda

USA

Gloria’s Horses and Crafts commercial
Retail
gloseahorses17@embarqmail.com
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
shilahammond@ymail.com
H. erectus & H. zosterae

Vince Campellone – hobbyist
Hampstead, NC.
campellone@charter.net
H. erectus

Sam Morris – hobbyist
Nashville TN
seahorsesam2346@att.net
H.abdominalis, H.erectus, H.reidi, H.zosterae and syngnathus floridae pipefish

Tami Weiss – hobbyist
Milwaukee, WI
seahorselab.com
tamiweiss2010@gmail.com
H. comes, H. erectus

Dean Akavickas- hobbyist
OshKosh, WI
dakavickas@live.com
920-379-8848
H. kuda


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