Reply To: My Seahorse is Floating, but Still Eating Well?

Pete Giwojna

Dear Noel:

My best guess is that your stallion is having problems with positive buoyancy (the tendency to float) due to a buildup of excess gas in his brood pouch, a condition known as pouch emphysema.

This is the most common form of gas bubble syndrome and I recommend a three-stage process to resolve this problem once and for all.

That information is too comprehensive and extensive to post on this discussion forum, Noel, but if you will contact me off list at the following e-mail address, I can send you an illustrated document, including YouTube video clips showing this procedure being performed for additional guidance:

[email protected]

I can also provide you with additional information explaining some of the simple things the home hobbyist can do to help prevent problems with gas bubble disease in the future.

Please contact me via e-mail address above and I can tell you all to provide your male with some immediate relief as well as how to avoid issues like this from now on.

Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

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