12 Cutest Baby Seahorse Pictures

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Image: Brendan Shepherd

We’ve featured some adorable animals here on EG in the past, but could there be anything more adorable than a baby seahorse? These remarkable fish are pretty loveable as adults, so when they’re tiny babies, the cuteness factor goes through the roof. So, get ready to ‘aww’ and ‘ahh’ at our collection of the sweetest little seahorses we could find.


Image: Brendan Shepherd

Baby seahorses, or seahorse fry (no, not seafoals), look pretty much the same as their parents – only smaller and cuter. Like their parents, they are also very bad swimmers. And their tiny size and lack of swimming skills contribute to their dismal survival statistics: only five fry out of every 1,000 are thought to make it to adulthood. Still, there’s good news, as well – more on which later.

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Image: Brendan Shepherd

To understand where cute baby seahorses like this pink specimen come from, we have to go back to their moms and dads. It all starts with a bit of courtship, with the male and female meeting up in the early morning hours to ‘dance’ together, swimming with tails intertwined. Sometimes they may even change color. And this behavior can go on for a few days.

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