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  • Offline Laurasea
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Skinny seahorse

« posted: 2 years ago »
A friend let me know if some horses that needed a home, so of course I took them.  One girl is very thin, and didn't eat frozen mysis for me for three days. I observed one weak snick attempt at a mysis.  So I picked up live mysis, which she ate.  But after observing increased respiration decided freshwater dip was needed! Didn't go back and reread Dan's article like I should have!! She reacted violently! No seahorse I have done this in reacted like her, when I did get sister next no reaction.  The next day after the dip which was yesterday she started eating great ate 3 mysis, next feeding ate 6 and last feeding ate 4.  Today she ate 3 but now I have medicated live bribe shrimp in the tank to start deworming.  Haven't seen her eat one yet, dang it.. Also including picture of normal sister for comparison. Last picture is normal first is my skinny rescue.

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Re: Skinny seahorse

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
I'm struggling with a friends seahorses that is being fickle too. She wasn't eating for him, then started, but he gave her to me. For the first several days she ate fine, and now is turning down everything but live mysis. I worry when that happens, because that could be a sign that something else is going on. I've definitely seen it where they get progressively picker about the food they eat and while I'm not sure what the cause is, I do think it's a sign that things aren't going well. I've seen it time and time again on forums; frequently with adverse endings.

Hopefully she's just being picky because the dip was stressful. Keep us posted with how she does!
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
Hey  Tami! Happy birthday!
She didn't eat before dip, but has been eating great since.  Just not the medicated brine, what is up with my seahorses not eating brine??  I know she has a lot of weight to make up.
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