Seahorses, Pipefish & their Kin


A beautiful 3,500-gallon exhibit at the entrance of the Exotic Aquatics gallery showcases one of the most popular species in the Aquarium’s care: Seahorses. In addition, the display features other fuse-jawed fishes (sygnathids), including pipefish, shrimp fish, moth fish, and a few invertebrates.

Seahorses are popular in aquariums around the world, and the exhibit at Fort Fisher features both native and non-native animals. Though labor-intensive and challenging, Aquarium staff raise their own seahorses from broods within their care, reducing the dependence on wild-caught animals.

Aquarium visitors are mesmerized by the incredible diversity and adaptations displayed by seahorses and their kin. Males famously carry eggs in their ventral pouches.

  • Seahorses are crowd-pleasers, among the top animals visitors describe as their ‘favorites.’

  • Pipefish, moth fish, and other kin are also cared for together with seahorses.

  • As with all Aquarium exhibits, a sponsorship plaque will be placed adjacent to the exhibit.

Sponsorship of this exhibit has a term of ten years. The sponsor will be recognized with appropriate signage at the exhibit for this term. Additionally, named recognition is provided on permanent donor displays at all three NC Aquariums.




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