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October 25, 2007 at 11:37 am #1298MoonValleyAzMember
[color=#800080][/color]:S Well after deligent effort on my part I most post that the sea horse with Snout Rot did not make it after all. It certainly looked promising for a while. I also enjoyed the experience trying to help this little creature that has touched my life.
The entire time in the Hosptial tank, the sea horse would not eat frozen food. It may of consumed some of the live food which lived in my \"nursery tank\".
The lession on the ponies snout did disapear, and jaw function seemed to work. I made a decision on the last day in the hosptial tank not to treat, and re introduce to the main tank the next day. Upon waking, the sea horse was in a listless state, unable to control her body. Generally unable to stay under water. I re-accimated to main tank anyway, and watched for about two hours. I came to the decision that she would be better off euthanized.
To Mr.Pete Giwojna :
Thankyou for your prompt replies to my posts during this time. I am grateful that you lent your expertice to me to try to help save the little guy.
MoonValleyAzOctober 26, 2007 at 2:20 am #3856Pete GiwojnaGuest
Rats! I’m terribly sorry to hear that your female did not make it despite all your careful ministrations — all my condolences on your loss, sir. It sounds like you did a wonderful job of clearing up the snout rot and it’s a shame that she wasn’t eating normally while in the hospital tank and finally succumbed just at the point when her snout had finally healed up and she was ready to be returned to the main tank. One of the things that make snout rot so difficult to deal with is that the condition often puts seahorses off their feed or disrupts their suctorial feeding mechanism so that they are unable to feed normally.
You are very welcome to any and all information that I can provide to help keep your seahorses happy and healthy, Jeff. I just regret that the information I provided didn’t lead to a better outcome in your case, sir.
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