Why does my seahorse change color?

 

Seahorses can rapidly change color over a few weeks, days or even hours to match their background or their mood.  Rapid color changes can also occur during courtship, stress or interaction with other marine animals. 

When choosing aquarium décor, aim for bright yellow and orange to achieve the most vibrant colors from your seahorse.  Avoid darker colors as this can cause your seahorse to darken. 

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