Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: Trench Seahorse
Species: Trench Seahorse
Birthday: Friday, March 17, 2023
Owner: windchaser0420

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Stage Progress: 83.79%
Overall Progress: 91.89%

These hatchlings are very careful to never let adult seahorses out of their sight. Seahorse hatchlings are so small that they are easy prey, and so they spend most of their time hidden among rocks. At this age, they cannot produce scalding heat, and must be guarded by others. Seahorse hatchlings are very shy, and flee whenever startled. It is very difficult for a human to find them, as they are almost always hidden. To create a bond with one of these hatchlings is very difficult, and making several trips a year to give them rare treats is necessary.

These seahorses live only in the darkest depths of the sea, and have never been seen near the surface. The only way one can find these allusive creatures is with the help of a spell. Seahorse companions live in dangerous areas that would kill other fish. They are partial to underwater volcanoes, and are oblivious to the blistering heat. Seahorses can withstand any heat, and even swim through lava. It works to their advantage that no others can follow them, for they are small and would be easy prey. Should a seahorse companion ever be hunted, they produce searing temperatures, causing the water around them to boil. This power is used sparingly, though, for it drains them. After having used their magic, seahorse companions must rest for a long time, and are vulnerable. They usually rest very close to lava, where they will be left in peace. There, these creatures twine their tails around a rock or plant, anchoring themselves. They regain their energy slowly, eating any prey that happens to float past them. These companions mostly eat small crustaceans, sucking them up. Whenever they eat, seahorses produce a satisfied clicking sound. They use the same sound to communicate with one another.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Damien