Re:Pouch Emphyzema


Hello Pete,

I did a pouch evacuation, I did the massage techinique first. Some white cloudy stuff came out along with a stream of bubbles. I really felt that I did not get them all. So I tried again the next day got a few more bubbles out. He’s seems to be a good camper. I never did this before so it was very intimadating to me. I did not want the seahorse to get bruised or hurt. Well he swam upright for the most part but you can still tell he a little difficulty after a while of tilting forward to almost a upsiode down position. Now comes the worst part. I took your advice about using the foam filters around my centepedes. Huge square blocks I used with holes for the centepededs to wrap in. Guess what now he lays under the foam filter block. WHAT A BRAT. Pete, his colored changed a bit during the 3rd evac, and breathing was a little heavy. So I left him alone. He’s eating morning and night 4-5 pieces of mysis enriched during each feeding. I took the foam blocks off the centepededs do to the fact they were holding alot of bubbles and anyways he is determine to hang there. After the removal of the foam blocks he perched on the centepedes upright and is back to his old color and breathing is normaland I might add he’s happy as a lark. He’s in love with the centepedes. Today I enriched frozen mysis with vitamin C. I’m thinking of leaving him alone for a while and watching and seeing how he reacts. I’m scared to another evacuation due to stress from 3rd one. Gosh Pete what am I going to do. His pouch seems deflated for the most part. I think if I have to give it a go again I’m going to do the eye dropper. Seems to me that would be more gentle. Is it? I wish there was a video you could acually watch for pouch evacuations. Sorry for the long drama. Any mor suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much Pete you are a blessing to Seahorse community.

Tammy P

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