To compensate their lack of ability to swim fast and dodge predators, seahorses have the power to camouflage. They are the masters of disguise. They can rapidly change color according to their surroundings and also add fleshy appendages to their body to further mimic weeds and seagrasses. This trait has almost always confuse people when it comes to identifying one.

Seahorses, like chameleons, have flexible sets of eyes that can swivel independently. This gives a major advantage to the seahorses as they can hunt for food and looking out for danger at the same time.