Macduff Marine Aquarium has welcomed a batch of 200 seahorse babies.
The youngsters were born on Saturday and, according to the aquarium’s displays officer Chris Rowe, there may soon be more on the way.
He said: “I put the male back into the display tank with the females on Monday.
“Within minutes of being reunited, the pair had started their courtship dance once again, so there could be a possibility of yet more batches to come.”
The young fish will be looked after by the team at the aquarium, who hope the babies will beat the odds and survive into adulthood.
Mr Rowe continued: “There are two main hurdles that the babies face with their first few days.
“They commonly get problems with air getting into their bladders and this makes them float. Due to their size, there’s nothing you can do to help this.
“The second problem is, because they don’t have stomachs, you have to keep an endless source of live food in the tank. This food also has to freshly hatched five times a day to maintain how nutritious it is.
“Seahorses are quite a labour intensive animal to look after.”