Our Seahorse Farm

Seahorse Savvy’s Seahorse Farm


Seahorse Savvy is a seahorse farm located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that produces high quality captive-bred seahorses for hobbyists, public aquariums, and wholesale distribution. Our seahorse farm was started in 2014 by biologist, Alyssa Gabriel, with the goal of producing the best quality captive bred seahorses available to the aquarium trade.

Starting with genetically diverse breeding stock that have been carefully selected for health, markings, color, and size we follow a strict breeding program to ensure we start with the healthiest seahorse fry. Our seahorses are kept in low densities and grown in state-of-the-art rearing systems using purified synthetic saltwater, foam fractionation, ultraviolet filtration and micron filtration. Every effort is made to provide the absolute highest water quality resulting in the healthiest environment for our seahorses to grow in.

Seahorse Savvy is one of, if not the largest, producers of captive bred seahorses in the U.S. We have been shipping our captive bred animals throughout the U.S. since 2014. With our recent expansion, we are working on captive breeding new species including several pipefish species, more seahorse species and Weedy Seadragons.

Seahorse Savvy Seahorses

Our captive bred seahorses help you avoid the uncertainty of disease associated with wild caught specimens. We follow strict biosecurity policies to keep our farm pathogen free. Seahorse Savvy’s seahorses are a sustainable alternative to wild collected specimens. By choosing our captive bred seahorses you help conserve natural populations by reducing the need for collection of wild seahorses.

All of our seahorses are trained to eat frozen Mysis shrimp from a young age. This makes caring for our seahorses much simpler for the keeper. At our farm our seahorses are also fed a variety of enriched food to ensure they are being fed a varied diet and receiving proper vitamins. Seahorse Savvy seahorses are hardy, robust, healthy, colorful, active and friendly.

Have questions about our seahorses or farm? We are happy to help and look forward to speaking with you! Contact us today.