Re:Rearing Question

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Sean
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Pete, when I checked on them last night, they had not eaten very many of the BBS. Typically they clean the tank of them quickly so I know that their appetite is now being affected. I also noticed that allot of them appeared to be breathing very rapidly. I checked all the levels in the tank and they were all still 0?? The reaction they’re having sounds like it’s textbook Nitrite or Ammonia Poisoning, but I even used a different test kit just to rule out a faulty kit, and the levels are indeed 0. I have had saltwater tanks for years (just never seahorses) and based on my past experience, I would have to say that it looks like they are just oxygen deprived which usually points to hemoglobin problems
I went ahead and treated them with Kordon’s Methylene Blue in the hopes it would return their hemoglobin back to normal if it was indeed affected, but I didn’t notice any change to speak of. I’m a little confused about using it. I went to their website and I chose to treat in the tank they’re in (there’s no biological filtration in there yet anyway). I added 2 teaspoons (1 per 10 gallons) and left it for about 30 minutes. I went ahead and did a 50% water change which still left a slight blue tint to the water. The instructions on the website simply state to continue treatment for 3-5 days. Does this mean to add 2 teaspoons every day for 3-5 days? Won’t this just make it more and more concentrated? The website doesn’t say anything about water change until the end of treatment???

Hope you have some ideas.

Thanks,

Sean

P.S.
My male is pregnant again 🙂
It appears that maybe now they have fully matured and the problem all along was that they just weren’t biologically old enough.


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