Disease and Health

  • Temperature and Seahorses: A Commentary By Dan Underwood of Seahorse Source

    Hippocampus barbouri By Dan Underwood | Date posted: 04/30/2010

    Dan Underwood of Seahorse Source talks about the problems with seahorses and elevated temperatures and why in the home aquarium seahorses do better at lower temperatures than they are found in the wild. Continue reading

  • Snout Rot

    Seahorse showing signs of snout rot at the tip of snout. By Will Wooten | Date posted: 06/25/2004

    Snout rot is the erosion of the skin around the snout of a seahorse. Similar to and likey caused by the same pathogen as flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio spp., snout rot can often be controlled with pre-treatment before the seahorse is released into the display aquarium. The disease may be cause either by fungal infection (in which case the snout will be pinkish) or bacterial infection (in which case the snout will be white). Continue reading

  • Pouch Evacuations in Male Seahorses

    How to hold male seahorse for evacuation By Tami Weiss | Date posted:

    Evacuating the brood pouch of a male seahorse may be necessary from time to time if a male’s pouch accumulates excessive gas in the pouch. At first, this may seem like a frightening task, but its really very simple to … Continue reading

  • Flesh Erosion Disease

    Post-mortem photo of seahorse with flesh erosion disease. By Will Wooten | Date posted: 06/24/2004

    The purpose of this guide is to provide a reference, or starting point, in identifying and treating some of the most common diseases and medical conditions of seahorses in home aquariums. It is not, however, set in stone; constant scientific … Continue reading