So sadly my male seahorse recently passed away (had them since april). Cause of death-unknown. He always seemed stronger than my female (always eating quicker and more, even gobbled down blood worms which my female still wont touch). He was eating great the one day...next day i noticed he only ate about half as much and wasn't swimming around like normal. The day after that he didn't eat at all, I moved him to the quarantine tank right away and the next day he ate about 6 pieces. I thought this was great but sadly that night he died. There was no visible signs of disease or parasite so i was thinking it was possible old age? Anyone else have any ideas??
My remaining female seahorses is still doing great. My LFS
got another shipment of seahorses (this time reidi). This is their first seahorse shipment since april when i picked up my last ones. I bought four and they are currently set up in a 10 gallon tank. They are very small but all eating mysis well. The first day i had them they all ate but i noticed some odd twitching. Twitching can be a sign of parasites so i have been lowering the salinity over the last few days for hypo-salinity treatment. Does anyone think this is a bad idea? I've read online that it may slow growth rates but will have no long term effect on young reidi seahorses. The salinity is currently at 1.014 and i am planning on doing a water change today to lower it to 1.012 which i will leave it at (it is recommended that you go no lower than 1.011 for seahorses).
Here are some pictures of the new babies.
The first pic can be a size reference. That is the heater clip beneath the horse.