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June 3, 2006 at 9:54 pm #832nigelseahorseMember
I can\’t get the website for aquabiotics.com, so I put in half of the clear pill and 1 blue and white pill. But when I put in the sick female she died an hour after she was introdused into the hospital tank. The water has been sitting for 3 days I would dump it but they only gave me one big clear pill, they also gave me alot of small clear pills and several blue and white ones. The directions said nothing about the small clear pills , can those be used in place of the big clear pill.Now my male is not curling his tail as much and is not holding the hitching posts as strongly. Instead of the Neo3 can I just do a bigger water change?
HELP!!!!! I dont want to lose another!
Post edited by: nigelseahorse, at: 2006/06/03 22:56
Post edited by: nigelseahorse, at: 2006/06/03 22:57June 5, 2006 at 11:45 pm #2568Pete GiwojnaGuest
Water changes are an excellent disease prevention measure. Poor water quality is one of the most common stressors of seahorses in the aquarium, and making frequent water changes to maintain optimum water quality will help create a stress-free environment for our seahorses. So performing regular water changes and maintaining pristine water quality can help prevent a seahorse from developing an illness, but water changes cannot curé a sick seahorse once it has developed an active infection.
If you feel your male H. reidi is showing symptoms that could indicate the early stages of a tail infection, it’s important to begin treating him with broad spectrum antibiotics as soon as possible. Neo3 is usually a good antibiotic for tail rot and other tail problems, but it is a very concentrated formulation, so it is very important to does it properly in order to use it safely. If the Aquabiotics web site is down, and you don’t have directions that explain exactly how to use the Neo3, proceed with caution. In that event, I suggest you contact Marc Lamont and explain your dilemma regarding the Neo3 to him. Explain that you want to use it to treat a male H. reidi with a tail infection in a five-gallon hospital tank, but you don’t have instructions explaining how to use the antibiotics safely. He should be able to tell you exactly how to dose the Neo3 for your five-gallon hospital tank for best results. You can contact Marc as the following email address: [email protected]
I’m glad to hear that you began treatment with Neo3 and your male H. reidi is responding well to it so far. If you can get exact instructions explaining how to dose the Neo3 correctly so you can use it safely, by all means continue to do so. Otherwise, look for a medication at your LFS that contains kanamycin or neomycin as its primary ingredient and use it according to directions. Be sure to use the marine dosage for saltwater aquaria, which is usually at least twice the dosage recommended for freshwater tanks.
Best of luck with your seahorses, Nigel!
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