Re:Sick seahorse: floating


Well, I didn’t have the exact proper equipment, but I tried to flush his pouch just using tank water, and an (unused) aiptasia applicator from Joe’s Juice. (Basically, a syringe with a hard extended tip.)

No obvious change. Still bobbing like a cork.

Also tried force feeding, with a toothpick and frozen mysis shrimp. I can get some bits of shrimp in his snout when he breathes in, but much to my surprise he seems able to spit it all out again as well. I don’t believe I got him to eat anything.

Do I need to shove the toothpick all the way down his snout? His snout doesn’t seem much bigger than the diameter of the toothpick. I don’t want to break anything in there. On the other hand, I’m disappointed to see that I got a mysis in the snout, and it came out again.

I’m not much of a fish doctor, apparently…

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