Re:Stopped eating

Pete Giwojna

Dear Haynes:

Excellent! That’s great news! I’m very happy to hear your female Sunburst was able to clear the obstruction and recover none the worse for wear.

Most likely she snicked up up a foreign object of some sort while she was feeding on the bottom. On the rare occasions when that happens, the usual suspects are a bit of gravel or a fragment of crushed seashell, and I have even heard a few anecdotal reports from hobbyists of hungry seahorses slurping up a baby bristleworm, which also apparently results in a great deal of irritation, as you can imagine.

Now that your female is eating again, she should be fine as long as no secondary infections set in. Be sure to provide her with Vibrance-enriched foods since the beta-glucan it contains will stimulate her immune system and helper recover quickly with no ill effects.

Best of luck with your new seahorses, Haynes!

Pete Giwojna

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