Re:Kuda scratching/curling???


Thanks. I wish I would have known about ammonia before they were shipped, (i’ve never recieved fish in the mail before) then i could have been better prepared. I gathered by the post that its not normal for the seahorses to fall off their posts like that! In the beginning the male was swimming and hitching on some fake sponge and then he’d fall down to the bottom for a bit, and get back up (repeat…) while the female was curling up and scratching. But i only saw her curl and scratch/convulse, a few times. This morning the male was leaning against the side of the tank on the bottom in an upright position, but the female was doing better and swimming around….It’s hard to tell whats going on, expecially for someone who has no point of reference. I will watch them closely. I’ll give them a methly blue bath when i get home. If i see more scratching i will treat for ich with hyposalinity… ( i do have the refractometer, i had forgotten the name). Do you think i should lower the salinity just to help them breathe ( i read it can help stressed seahorses recover their strength?) if nitrites from the bag burnt their gills a little?

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