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appreciate the quick response, I am so sad, he didnt make it.  :(
its a 65 gal, been running since december, with what i believe to be great water quality, going by the best test kit (not cheapo one) that we could get. everyone else in tank is great,(shrimp are growing, as is firefish and crabs) the other seahorse is growing, he was not, so I just dont know.
I did do a FWD and for a few hours after, he seemed to act much better. we keep it clean and add distilled water when cleaning, temp always spot on.
going to order more from same company.
wish me luck. we wanted to shoot for 3 pair as the tank is upright and has plenty of room
Sorry but it's pretty hard to help when we don't know much about the situation. What kind of set-up and size, how long have you had them, how many, is the pouch inflated, how long since you noticed the problem?
Anything else you can add in the way of info can possibly help.
In generic terms, water quality is almost always the cause of most problems in seahorse tanks.
You can test everything you have test kits for but they will NOT tell you when the water quality has degraded to the point that it is going to cause bacteria lesions or internal organ damage. There just are NO KITS available to the hobbyist that will tell you this. For that reason, seahorse tanks have to be treated PRO actively, not RE actively.
Usually this occurs over a period of time as build up of detritus/uneaten food provides the nasty bacteria with food and bedding for expansion, especially if the water is above 74F. also see post 5 on
Until we have sufficient information, I can only suggest that if the pouch is inflated, do a pouch evacuation.
If not, proceed to doing a fresh water dip followed by placement in a hospital tank with new water matching salinity and temperature of the display tank and using open ended airline for aeration and water movement.
When doing the FWD, look for thrashing around, especially at first as if parasites are a big problem they will start exploding out of and off the seahorse and you can probably see them in the container.
In the hospital tank, depending on what else you can tell us, you may need to use antibiotics like tri-sulpha and or Furan II with my first choice being Furan II but you can use tri-sulpha at the same time for better results sometimes. If the problem is internal organ damage you will possibly need to get Diamox if frequent water changes to keep the hospital tank water extremely clean doesn't work on it's own.
Now, if water quality has indeed caused a problem then you need to do a major cleaning of the system complete with a major water change followed by more frequent and larger changes in the future, coupled with a more severe husbandry protocol.
 any help? my seahorse is breathing rapid, hanging upside down, not sure what to do, did a freshwater dip, he was swimming for a bit right after, not erratic. im a bit worried? test tank water every week, every level is perfect, all others i tank are good. any help?
Breeding / Re: Filter for rearing fry
« Last post by TkGhoul on 2 months ago »
That's a good thing.
Food and Feeding / Re: Dwarf Seahorse food question
« Last post by TkGhoul on 2 months ago »
That is a very good knowledge.
I know, I am too.  I tried to delete them since I am a moderator but was unable.

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Photography / Re: A video of my ponies.
« Last post by vlangel on 4 months ago »
Awesome video, Dawn. They're all beautiful. Are you planning or expanding your herd some more in the future?
Thank you Rallison. Actually I have expanded my herd since that video and added a male and female the spring of 2017.  They are Samson and Delilah and they were just little peanuts when I got them.  They are getting pretty big now.

Unfortunately Ruth, my beautiful pinto got a skin infection while I was away and with her white skin I did not catch it as fast.  I doctored her all summer in QT with different antibiotics but she died in Sept.  I was heartbroken but I had gone all out to save her and just could not.
Photography / Re: A video of my ponies.
« Last post by Rallison on 4 months ago »
Awesome video, Dawn. They're all beautiful. Are you planning or expanding your herd some more in the future?
I think Tami is still on holidays so not working on this site at this time.
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