Fish Inhabitants with Large Seahorses

Fish that go well with large seahorses

A lot people want to keep other fish in their seahorse tanks to complement their seahorses. The fish also help with consuming excess food that the seahorses do not eat as well as adding another dimension to the tank. It is important to take certain precautions when choosing what types of fish to add with the seahorses. Seahorses are slow eaters and swimmers. They do not fare well in tanks with aggressive fish.

1. Pose little to no threat to seahorses and most get along with seahorses. The reason I say most is there is always that chance for a rogue fish to be aggressive and not be suitable.

  • Mandarins/Scooter Blennies
  • Gobies-clown, prawn, yellow watchman, catalina, neon, rainfordi
  • Firefish
  • Blue spot jawfish & pearly jawfish
  • Most cardinals
  • Midas , barnacle, sailfin and bicolored blennies
  • Royal gramma
2. Proceed with caution
  • Pseudochromis
  • Reef safe wrasses
  • Sleeper gobies & engineer gobies
  • Pipefish*
  • Lawnmower blenny
  • Chromis
  • Hawkfish
3. Not suitable

  • Puffers
  • Triggers
  • Angels (ALL)
  • Lionfish/scorps
  • Clownfish
  • Damsels
  • Eels
  • Foxface & Rabbitfish
  • Groupers
  • Hogfish
  • Non reef safe wrasses
  • Tangs
  • Sharks
  • Rays
*I recommend pipefish with caution. It is best to obtain captive bred pipe fish. Wild caught pipefish can carry pathogens that can harm the seahorse.
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