our retailer rescued 5 capensis (they were kept in a jar with dry food...) and gave them to us because he knows that we are seahorse \"freaks\". Incidentally, we had a brandnew aquarium cycled and set up so that they could move in. The tank is 100 gallons, about 110 kg cured live rock, live sand, 3 soft corals and caulerpa, height of the tank 25 inches, N02 and NH3 are zero, NO3 less than 5 mg, PO4 less than 0,05 mg, pH 8,1 and temperature 71F.
There are 3 males and 2 females and they were in a pretty bad condition but after a couple of days heavy feeding with enriched live mysis they started to become lively, courting and changing colors.
One of the males had gas in the pouch from the very beginning. The bubble is about a size of a pea and moving - usually it is on one side in the upper part of the pouch but when he moves or is hunting mysis the \"pea\" goes down to the lower part. He has minor problems (sometimes he is swimming totally normal, sometimes he is upside down for a moment but he always manages to get himself into the right position), otherwise he is acting normally: eating, courting.
We have Diamox (we have treated 2 fuscus with Diamox baths successfully earlier, thank you Pete Giwojna for your great advice) however, we did not want to flush him or give him any baths in the beginning because of the stress they had been through. Now we have them for two weeks and we are not really sure if we should try to treat him or not. We are afraid to stress him but we are also not sure if he is going to get better without any treatment. What would you advise?
Thank you for your help in advance!