Saturday, September 22, 2012

Vintage Pottery 2 Seahorse Pair Ocean Fish Figurine


Seahorses live in warm tropical shallow water.  They are a stationary fish, not a swimmer.  They hold tight with their tails onto a branch or grass and stand upright.  They feed on tiny brine shrimp and crustaceans.

Seahorses usually pair up for the breeding season only.  The female deposits her eggs into the male's pouch and he incubates the fry for up to six weeks.  Once the fry emerge, they are left to fend for themselves.

Seahorses do not make good aquarium pets.  There are however, seahorse farms that know how to care for them properly and distribute them to public aquariums and exotic fish stores.

This is a pair of pottery seahorses and painted light beige, tan, yellow and blue. On each base is hand-painted "Cuba" in tiny letters. No cracks or chips. Each measures 5-1/2" tall x 3" long.



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