Scotland’s Macduff Marine Aquarium successfully breeds Long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus). The long-snouted seahorse is a small-sized fish that can reach a maximum length of 21.5 cm but the average size is more or less 12 cm. The long-snouted seahorse is widespread throughout the temperate waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean from the south coast of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands and south to Morocco, including the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira and the Mediterranean Sea.
The fry of this species are notoriously difficult to keep alive as they have very specific feeding requirements. Baby seahorses take around six months to reach adult size.