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My male has developed 2 white spots on his body

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Re: My male has developed 2 white spots on his body

« Reply #15 posted: 2 years ago »
Ok I want to read that he is eating today!! They are such a pretty pair.  Did you find the article about the starfish causing mysterious spots yet? See if the picture matches your guy..
He did eat some although not with the enthusiasm that he usually does.  Still it's good to see him eating frozen mysis again.
I remember reading that article a while back which is why I wondered if the asterIna was to blame.
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« Reply #16 posted: 2 years ago »
I am pleased to report that Adam is eating his frozen mysis like his old self.  He still has faint marks on his pouch and tail but they are more pale and his skin does not appear eroded.  He is very pregnant which I wished were not the case but it is what it is.  I am feeling optimistic.
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 :D :D :D ;D :) :) :)
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This morning I noticed that Adam's spots are more pronounced and he has more so I have placed him back into a hospital tank.  This time I am treating with tetracycline which I had very good luck with fish in the past.  I also got a large order of ghost shrimp that I am gut loading with Dan's feed with immune boost.  Adam had concerned me before when he was being treated because he wasn't eating very well so I am hoping the ghost shrimp will keep him interested enough that he continues to eat ok.  And of course on top of everything to further complicate things, Adam is very pregnant.  Eve seems just fine but I have done even bigger than normal water changes and paid special attention to husbandry in case something was amiss in their tank.
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Oh no!!!!!!! Dang it good luck!
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Oh no!!!!!!! Dang it good luck!

Thanks Laurasea!
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How is Adam? Have you figured out what is causing the spots? Is Eve still healthy? Hope you're doing ok, so hard to have a sick baby.
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How is Adam? Have you figured out what is causing the spots? Is Eve still healthy? Hope you're doing ok, so hard to have a sick baby.

Thanks for asking Laurasea.  Adam is doing pretty well.  He has gone through a 2nd round of antibiotics, (this time tetracycline, the first time furan2) He still has 1 faint spot but he does not eat well at all when he is quarantined so i moved him back in with Eve, his mate.  I am still feeding antibiotic gut loaded brine shrimp.

I made a big decision the end of last week to downsize my aquarium system to provide a healthier enviroment for the seahorses.  It was hard because it meant re-homing some animals I loved.  I had a reef tank sharing a sump with my seahorse tank.  I know that is not ideal.  I did keep the temperature 72-74 for the seahorses.  The maintenance on 2 tanks was a lot though.  So i re-homed everything that was not seahorse safe and moved the seahorses and soft corals into my 36g bowfront.  Now both returns are in the 1 tank for more turnover and flow.  My skimmer which is rated for 180g should really do a great job keeping down dissolved organics.  Also I lowered the chiller to 70-72.  I scrubbed the bowfront down with saltwater good before i set it back up so there should not be any bacteria beds lurking anywhere in the tank.  Also i had access to all the walls and sides in mind when i set this tank up so that i can maintenance it thoroughly and easily.  I have learned a lot this past year of having seahorses and i think i have created a tank that will provide them with a healthy, beautiful enviroment.
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« Reply #23 posted: 2 years ago »
I know hard to give up so many beautiful creatures.  But now you have time to focus on the crown jewel! Your seahorses are going to be so pampered, and happy and healthy.  I am really glad Adam is improving with your dedication! The stress of pregnancy must just be making it harder for him to shake this thing.   Hopefully now all will be well. 😃
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I know hard to give up so many beautiful creatures.  But now you have time to focus on the crown jewel! Your seahorses are going to be so pampered, and happy and healthy.  I am really glad Adam is improving with your dedication! The stress of pregnancy must just be making it harder for him to shake this thing.   Hopefully now all will be well. 😃

You are so right Laurasea, the seahorses are my crown jewels!  Adam is making up for lost time of meals, he is eating 'like a horse'!  Here is a pic of their new home.
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« Reply #25 posted: 2 years ago »
Vlangel, you have a perfect jewel box! Gorgeous tank!!🗽 Adam looks like he is in great weight!
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Vlangel, you have a perfect jewel box! Gorgeous tank!!🗽 Adam looks like he is in great weight!
Thanks and it is so good to see Adam with a healthy appetite.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_G5qxq5D7lI

Video of the tank showing Adam eating from the food dish.  He is slowly getting back to his old self.  His color is still kind of dark so I suspect he is not 100% but he is much improved!
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Adam continues to improve.  His color is getting to be a light brownish tan, the color he is when he is not stressed.
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« Reply #29 posted: 2 years ago »
He looks great! So happy you saved him :D :D :D
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