Re:New Seahorse "sick"


Hi Leslie,

I did my chemistry on the 31st, and my results today have really changed. I just did a water change on tues., should I do another? (10%)

Here is what I have:

Current water parameters in numeric values not descriptions like fine or OK including temp, specific gravity, Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrites and pH
Temp: 76.8
Spec Gravity is: 1.0245
Amonia: 1.5 mg/l
Nitrites: between <0.3mg/l, and .3mg/l (sw)
Nitrates: <10mgh
GH: 20
My PH was just tested last week, and it was 8.1. When I try to read it looks 8.0, 7.9, I’m adding more marine buffer today. How often should I have to add the marine buffer?

Tank size 37 gallon (high)
0Tankmates: canary goby, court jester goby, 2 african pipefish, 2 percula clowns, aprox 20 herm crabs, several snals, pom pom crab, 2 emerald crabs, misc soft/none stinging corals. hypical live rock populations.

Other seahorses…. WC or CB
group of 4 purchased & arrived yesterday.

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?

It looks almost like an old wound with a white fleshy/fuzzy looking stuff coming off of it.
How big is the area?

It covers the top of his head

Do you see any pink or red areas?

No pink or red.

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

Looks maybe a little sunkin, but it’s hard to tell with the coating on the skin.

Can you possibly post a photo?
I’m going to try, Haven’t done that yet.

I’m going to post this, and try to add a picture now. In the future does anyone have a camera tips for taking photo’s of your seahorses?

Thanks Leslie!

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