Re:Pete: air bubble

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jfarmer
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hello – i also have a seahorse that is almost certainly suffering from GBD. his symptoms are an expanded pouch, and the inability to swim upright or control him movements when not hitched. i massaged the pouch and was able to manually expel the air and he was immediately able to swim again. however within 24 hours, he was again bloated and unable to swim. he is still eating well and acting fine when not swimming. from this post and others, i gather i need to get a hold of diamox, preferably a solution i can add to his food and not have to move him to a hospital tank, but i cannot find where to buy it. i have tried fishyfarmacy.com, but i cannot find it, unless it is sold under a different name? can you tell me where to buy it, and also how urgent the situation is likely to be? should i continue to manually flush out the air in the interim, or is that causing him more stress than leaving him alone?

thanks very much for the help. i have had this guy for 2 years now, and i don’t want to lose him!


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