My seahorse has gas bubbles in his tail, three bubbles. I'm pretty sure I know how he got them and have corrected the problem.
I put him in a hospital tank of 5 gallons with airline and diamox treatment of 250 crushed and boiled down (added only after cooled to room temperature) as well as 250 MG of amoxicyllan with 100% water change done with matching water and reaclimation after each 24hours ..for 12 days he was in treatment and still not better!!! During his time he was in hospital tank, he gave birth to 71 babies over three days, I believe this may have slowed the process as he was very stressed. During this time he was fed live brine shrimp and Opae ula, but still was quite skinny ( he's a big boy at 7in) so he is now back in the tank to be fattened back up while I wait for my next diamox supply to arrive in a week.
This is my baby, I love him to pieces, even though I don't think he feels the same after the traumatic experience in the hospital tank for 12 days, I need him to live!!! I'm so worried to put him Through treatment again.
Have I done anything wrong? Any suggestions for a successful treatment this time?
Gut loading anything with medication is not realistic in the main tank, he's shy and waits for everyone else to eat before he goes over to eat at the feeding station, someone else will eat it before him.
I am a nurse, is there a special way I can inject this medication into the seahorse? I would use a 26g needle. I just want to heal him as quick as possible and successfully
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External gas bubbles in tail