Powdered Seahorse, The entire sea horse (Hippocampus patagonicus) is use as medicine. dry Sea horses have sweet and warm properties, and are associated with the Liver and Kidney meridians, according to the precepts of traditional Chinese medicine. Among the conditions sea horse treats asthma, infections of the throat, insomnia, and abdominal pain.
Seahorses breed more readily in the aquarium than any other marine fishes. Males and females are easy to sex, form permanent pair bonds, and breed continuously throughout the year in captivity. Often re-mating scant hours after their latest brood has been delivered. With the exception of their feeding regimen, their aquarium requirements are fairly undemanding. As bay fishes, they tolerate fluctuations in salinity and temperatures. Hence the water conditions that would quickly prove fatal for most other exotic fish.
But it’s rarely that easy. Many hidden factors affect seahorses reproduction, and neglecting any one of them can doom your breeding efforts to failure.
Over the years, I have received many letters and phone calls from puzzled aquarists and frustrated hobbyists wondering why, for no apparent reason, their seahorses fail to pair up or refuse to reproduce. Analyzing these problems has been very instructive. In most cases, the problem proved to be some insignificant detail or trifling concern which the hapless hobbyist simply never realized might present a difficulty.