"Flying seahorses can be caught with Carpe Retractum and used as an ingredient in certain potions."
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Flying Seahorses are a magical variant of seahorses, known for their ability to fly when provoked.


They are used as an ingredient in certain potions, such as the Girding Potion and Dragon dung Fertiliser. They are native to aquatic environments, such as the Black Lake in Scotland.[1] 


A popular sport at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s was a game called "Flying Seahorse Fishing", in which one would use the Seize and Pull Charm on the flying seahorses to pull them out of the water.[1][2]

This was more than just recreational, however; as they are a necessary ingredient in the Girding Potion, and Professor Severus Snape requested that each member of his classes bring in three flying seahorses for the brewing of the potion. Consequently, flying seahorse fishing was essential for students to obtain the ingredient.[1] 


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