Fostering Seahorses

Backlit Baby Seahorses

Baby seahorses can number over 1000 in a single brood of some species.

Seahorses have lots of babies. And often. For some people, this is a great chance to learn about growing marine fish. For others, it is overwhelming. Fostering other peoples seahorse fry has become commonplace for seahorse keepers. This is a list of people who are available to foster seahorses.

If you are the proud “parent” of a bunch of baby seahorses, and would like to have someone else foster them, please contact one of the individuals on this list. Seahorse babies can handled being shipped to locations with overnight shipping if it is within the first 24 hours. Some individuals on this list are experienced breeders, some are novices looking to try their hand at raising seahorses successfully. Their experience is listed along with their name for you to decide. There are also some able to take the offspring of other syngnathids (seahorse relatives such as pipefish).

(If you think you might want to give raising them a go, this article on unexpected seahorse babies may help.)

Please note there is no selling of fry allowed on this list as we do not believe in selling fry. Money to cover the cost of shipping or travel expense is okay.

Would you like to foster?

USA

California

James
jpbareiss@gmail.com
Northern California
Experience: Currently keeping seahorses. Beginner, No Seahorses raised
Can Take: Seahorses, other syngnathids (i.e. pipefish and relatives)
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
I would be willing to pick up seahorses and drive – 50 miles
“I have researched raising baby seahorses and have all the necessary equipment and food. – I have supplies ready.”

Georgia

Tara
My Fishy Business
Myfishybusiness2012@gmail.com
678-316-8363
Flowery Branch, GA
Experience: Beginner, No Seahorses raised
Can Take: Seahorses, other syngnathids (i.e. pipefish and relatives)
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
I would be willing to pick up seahorses and drive – no distance specified
“I have an aquarium ready and empty i will match your water parameters and then let you know when its ready! So excited I have been reading and wanting them for over 10 years:))”

New York

Jonathan Laraque-Ho
laughandhate@gmail.com
Brooklyn, NY
Experience: Freshwater Breeder
Can Take: Seahorses Only
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
I would be willing to pick up seahorses and drive – 20 Miles
“I have researched raising baby seahorses and have all the necessary equipment and food. – I have supplies ready.”

Frank LaPolice
lapolicef@gmail.com
Niagara Falls, NY
Experience: Previously Kept Seahorses, Freshwater Breeder
Can Take: Seahorses and other Syngnathids
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
I would be willing to pick up seahorses and drive – 200 miles have DC/AC converter
“When I was about 9 years old, On a bazooka gum wrapper. There was an add for seahorses 12 for 1.99. If you can remember that long ago, Well I got some read every book I could find about then; But I was to young/immature. I have a beautiful 55 gal. set-up waiting for some, Thank you in advance Frank.


I have researched raising baby seahorses and have all the necessary equipment and food. – I have supplies ready”

Virgina

John
jgrocholl040@gmail.com
Goode, VA
Experience: Freshwater Breeder
Can Take: Seahorses Only
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
I would be willing to pick up seahorses and drive – I would travel about an hour away
“Seahorses are one of my favorite animals. I am saving money to buy my own pair to breed. I have read everything I can about raising seahorse fry.”

Wisconsin

Tami Weiss
tamiweiss2010@gmail.com
New Berlin, WI
Experience: Seahorse Breeder, Freshwater and Marine fish breeder.
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
Can Take: Seahorses, other syngnathids (i.e. pipefish and relatives)
Will drive up to 1 hour to pick up fry.
“I have been keeping and breeding seahorses for close to 15 years. I would be interested in fostering any seahorses someone is not able to care for.”

UK

Robert Lucas
robertlucas1970@yahoo.co.uk
07564898255
Shropshire
Willing to accept: Local, Shipped
Can Take: Seahorses
Will drive up to 75 miles to pick up fry.
“Have a new fry system which is based around the design of the system by Dan U but not had any fry for a while now to try it out.”