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Seahorse Xray

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Hi,
 I have a floating seahorse, I've isolated it and stated treatment with Diamox. I have access to xrays and thought I would share this with the group. I also curious if anyone had other xrays of  seahorse to share.

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« Reply #1 posted: 4 days ago »
Any update on your floating seahorse?
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 days ago »
Thank for checking in, I know a lot of these threads go dead after a while. He has been treated with Diamox, tripple sulfa and kanapex since the posting. Today buoyancy looks normal. As well as the xray. I'm going to do another day to be sure.

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« Reply #3 posted: 1 day ago »
What did the x-ray show you?
I doubt that the ordinary seahorse hobbyist has any access to x-raying their seahorses. Even more doubtful would be how to read the x-ray to give a diagnosis.
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I'm not sure how many members are in Westchester NY or close by, but I would be interested in x-raying other seahorse's with buoyancy issues at no charge. Contact through PM if your interested.
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What did the x-ray show you?
I doubt that the ordinary seahorse hobbyist has any access to x-raying their seahorses. Even more doubtful would be how to read the x-ray to give a diagnosis.

In the first xray, there a multiple small pockets of gas in the celom of the seahorse, the follow up has a more normal pocket where the swim bladder would be located. Again I don't have much to go on as a reference, but it would be interesting to collect more x-rays if local member were interested.
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« Reply #6 posted: 1 day ago »
Thank for checking in, I know a lot of these threads go dead after a while. He has been treated with Diamox, tripple sulfa and kanapex since the posting. Today buoyancy looks normal. As well as the xray. I'm going to do another day to be sure.

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Its good to hear that he seems to be doing better.  I thought the xray was interesting but unfortunately I wouldn't have the foggiest notion what a healthy xray should look like.
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I have 4 other male seahorse's that I plan on xraying this week. That will give me a good idea of normal. Unfortunately that's all of the seahorses in my group, so it will be a small study.
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« Reply #8 posted: 20 hours ago »
I'm not sure what the point of taking x-rays of seahorses is.
It may be helpful to you, but as most keepers have no access to taking x-rays of their seahorses, it would not help those individuals.
Even if you could find a vet to do it for you, I suspect the charges would be prohibitive.
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Sure it might be cost prohibitive for some, others may find vets that are excited to step out of there "box" and take an xray for the purpose of understanding what's going on when these guys get buoyancy issues. No one knows why they get it or if it's even the same for each one or species, I'm not talking pouch emphysema, we just throw drugs in the water hoping it helps.
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« Reply #10 posted: 11 hours ago »
Vets must be different in the US. Here in Canada, I haven't found any that would take an interest in marine fish let alone seahorses. There was one about an hour away from me but he wanted $65 just to listen to me explain about seahorses and couldn't guarantee he'd be of any help. That was some years ago for him so I'd hate to know what he'd charge now.
Here in London, NOT ONE would look at my seahorses out of the 39 I found here.
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