Re:Treatment going well

Pete Giwojna

Dear Nigel:

That’s an interesting observation about your seahorse flashing from bright yellow back to its normal brown coloration several times. I’m not sure what to make of this behavior, but as long as the water quality in your treatment tank is good and the seahorse is eating well, it’s probably nothing to be worried about.

In fact, seahorses normally darken in response to distress and brighten in coloration when conditions are to their liking, so the fact that your seahorse is showing a bright yellow coloration periodically now could be a good sign indicating that it’s starting to feel more like its old self again. I would be much more concerned if it was the other way around, and your bright yellow seahorse was darkening and turning brown during the course of its treatment, which would indicate that it was stressed out.

Hopefully, the bright yellow colors it has been flashing are a healthy sign. Best of luck with the rest of your treatment regimen, Nigel! Be sure to stay on top of the water quality in your hospital tank and make water changes as often as necessary to prevent ammonia spikes.

Pete Giwojna

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