I must be misunderstanding your comment. Seahorsesource.com sells captive bred, and tank raised seahorses so it is not affecting the seahorse population, but actually encouraging population growth. This steers people away from buying wild seahorses, knowing the possible parasites, and population risks. And dwarf seahorses are actually quite hardy pets, as long as their needs are met, but they do require special care that I have made sure I'm capable of giving. So believe me, I know what I'm doing.