seahorse trouble HELP

Jacovan1

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I need some help. All of a sudden my little kuda is on his side. I have had him a couple of months he seems to be eating well, a mix between nutrient enriched brine, mysis shrimp and live brine. I dont know what to do I have tried moving him to his own tank to feed but it doesn't look like he is interested on the food.

PLEASE HELP
 

Jacovan1

In Memoriam
He is still small at about 4 1/2". Temp 75f, no3 >.2ppm, salinity 1.025, all other >.01ppm only a 20 gal system
 

ann83

New member
Can you post pictures? List tankmates? Is he captive bred or wild caught? Where did you get him?
 

luvabunny

New member
I would put him in a hospital tank with all new, freshly made water and a bubbler with a sponge filter. Try to match the PH and temp of his current system. Leave him in the dark and let the water cool if it will, but to no less than 70. After a few hours, try to get him to eat. Tiny, live ghost shrimp will be best. They will not foul the water and most horses eat them with relish. I would leave him that way until he begins to look better, unless he develops some sort of obvious disease. Mela fix or a dose of stress guard couldn't hurt.

While you are doing that, do a larg-ish water change on his original tank. Check and re-check the params. Try to lower the temp if possible. Promote top of the water circulation - it could be he just doesn't get enough air towards the bottom.

Good luck with your pony, and be sure to post if you see any obvious signs of trouble - white spots or patches, sloughing off, etc.
 
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