Re:New Seahorse "sick"


Hi Sseagazer,

Sorry to hear about your new Sunfire.

Did you notice anything on his head yesterday?

It does not sound like ich. Ich manifests quite differently in seahorses and is not fuzzy. There is something else going on. It could be a bacterial or fungal infection or a combo of both. Please sit tight and I am sure Pete will respond soon. Don’t waste your time or money on kick ick as it will not help this and it will just complicate matters as other medications are indicated.

In the mean time please provide the following information…..

Current water parameters in numeric values not descriptions like fine or OK including temp, specific gravity, Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrites and pH

Tank size
Other seahorses…. WC or CB

Can you get a magnifying glass out and get a good close look at his head and this white area. Is it actually fuzzy or is the skin peeling or flaking?

How big is the area?

Do you see any pink or red areas?

Is the white area smooth and even with the rest of the skin? Raised or elevated? Or sunken in?

Can you possibly post a photo?

Hang in there…..


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