Re:not eating


Hi Pete,

Long time no hear. 🙂

Will was bought from the same LFS as all the others had been. This is the 2nd male of this specie that we have had problems with. (George died last Oct) The female is doing great. He is CB and the drive is approx. 15 min from the house if that.

Water paramters for QT

Ammonia: 0
Nitrate: 20
Temp: 73.4
SG: 1.021

I have photos but always have a hard time posting them here. He did poop white, but not as solid as George did. George;s was like a grain of rice. There is no hardness.

I read another post on white poop and new male arrivals. Interesting to know.

There are white spots in several areas and we managed to use a magnifying glass to get terrific close-ups. I am suspecting internal parasites and not total constipation. It was more solid than stringy for sure. My husband Wayne did manage to get a photo of it. I actually saw it happening. Amazing!

I wonder if you can ID this seahorse. I have 2 other H. Erectus and Will does not have their markings. Grace is the same as Will. She is my female.

As I am typing, He is jitched to his post for the night. He reuses to rat, he won’t acknowledge the food. He is not blind, we checked that too. If he is shy, I now understand (after reading article), but he is not well.

Will had a fresh water dip again today and last night we did use Formaline 3. Oh, he is breathing a little heavy and almost looks like he is hiccuping. I wasn’t sure if the debris in the tank affected him yesterday when we cleaned the tank, moved live rock and did the water change. Could he have debris creating some sort of problem? We didn’t notice anything….

His belly is sunken. We didn’t notice it in the tank at the LFS. The tank was high on a shelf. I am only 5’2.

Post edited by: Schandelmeiersplace, at: 2009/01/06 03:09

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