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Next time you visit, keep your eyes open for these species. Some are excellent at blending in, so it may take a while to spot them.
Dwarf seahorses are one of the smallest species of seahorses. These seahorses reach a maximum of 2 inches when fully grown. Look very closely for them in the Coastal Boardwalk Gallery.
Gulf pipefish can be found in freshwater and saltwater habitats. These pipefish can live in seagrass beds, bays, estuaries, creeks, rivers and streams.
Fathead minnows is an Ohio native species that is also found throughout Canada, North America and Mexico. These minnows are commonly observed swimming in small schools.
Spotted Garden Eels
When startled, spotted garden eels seek shelter in their burrows in the sand. These eels can be found in large colonies of hundreds of individuals.
Sea Dragon Hatchlings
Weedy sea dragon were born at the Aquarium in fall of 2021. These hatchlings are quickly growing. At birth they were less than 1 inch tall. As of June 2022, many exceeded 4 inches in length.
Boesemani crayfish are also called blue moon crayfish. Look for them in the Asia & Indonesia habitat alongside colorful rainbowfish!