Male seahorses are the sex that become pregnant. Females lay their eggs onto a "brood patch" where they are fertilized. The male carries the eggs for about a month before they hatch, sometimes hundreds at a time, and the young are able swim out on their own.
Seahorses are voracious feeders, eating mainly crustaceans, such as shrimps, and other small animals living among the seaweed such as copepods and amphipods. Seahorses are known to be picky eaters.
Potbellied Seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis) live around the coastline of New Zealand and Australia in temperate water.
Each eye moves separately making it easier for them to see food and predators.