Re:parasites in nursery

Pete Giwojna

Dear Seagazer:

I agree with your assessment of the little tube worms — it’s pretty unlikely that they have anything to do with the scratching of your young seahorses.

If you see no sign of hydroids, then ectoparasites are probably at fault, most likely some sort of protozoan parasites. The different treatment options we discussed for eliminating such parasites should work well.

No new news on the book to report. Christopher Reggio, the new publisher at TFH, tells me they are still reassessing the market for a major new book about seahorses. One way or another, I expect it to come out this year.

Best of luck with your itchy juveniles, Seagazer! Keep me posted regarding what treatment you feel is warranted, and I can provide you with additional instructions as needed.

Pete Giwojna

America's Only Seahorse Aqua-Farm and One of Hawaii's Most Popular Attractions

Ocean Rider seahorse farm is a consistent Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner and "Top 10 Things To Do" Kona, Hawaii attraction. Our "Magical Seahorse Tours" are educational and fun for the whole family.

Tour tickets are available for Purchase On-Line. Space is limited and subject to availability.

small seahorse Ocean Rider, Inc. is an Organic Hawaiian-Based Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Aquarium that Follows Strict Good Farming Practices in Raising Seahorses and Other Aquatic Life.

Seahorse Hawaii Foundation

Inspiring ocean awareness by saving the endangered seahorse and sea dragons around the world from extinction through conservation, research, propagation, and education.

Help us save the seahorse and the coral reefs they live in with a tax deductible contribution to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation. You will be helping to protect and propagate over 25 species of endangered seahorses, sea dragons and friends.

Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

A Different Kind of Farm (Video) »

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii
Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Tours

73-4388 Ilikai Place

Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

Map & Directions


Contact Ocean Rider

Copyright ©1999-2023
All Rights Reserved | Ocean Rider Inc.

My Online Order Details

Purchase Policy

Site Terms and Conditions