View Full Version : Rescued Seahorses - PLEASE HELP

08/05/2016, 05:56 PM
Vacationing near Virginia Beach and found some Seahorses still attached and around a clump of algae that came ashore. They are definitely not from this beach. No calm areas for them. They are in a bucket with seawater now.

I don't have experience with Seahorses other than the past research I've done to possibly keep them but I didn't ever get them. I don't have the necessary equipment with me to house them since I'm on vacation. And I haven't found anywhere local to help.

Suggestions on how to proceed??
Keep them going and take them home to house/rehome? Any aquariums or LFS around?


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08/05/2016, 06:05 PM
I would look for a jetty and release them as soon as possible.
in a bucket they won't have sufficient oxygen, and could overheat.
Please take some pics before you release them!

Seahorse NJRC
08/05/2016, 07:07 PM
It is not uncommon to find seahorses pretty far north, especially in the summer months. I know where I am that you can find them in the bays.

The best thing to do is to release them in a calm area. The challenges with feeding and getting them to thrive is going to be extremely difficult.