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Old 09-16-2014, 06:19 PM
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Default Seahorse death clear mucus found

Several months ago I lost a Lined Seahorse. He was eating great, showed no sign of stress or disease. He was in quarantine as I had just got him a week prior but I honestly thought he was doing great. I woke up one morning to him still attached by his tail to a rock but laying flat. When I scooped him out I found this clear mucus attached to his head. I have not been able to find anything online so was wondering if anyone could tell me what this might be from? Here is a picture, sorry if a picture of a deceased Seahorse upsets anyone.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:43 PM
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I've read that sometimes when a fish dies the bacteria goes nuts and ends up creating that clear/white goo encasement to decompose it.

maybe that is it?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:14 PM
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There is a worm that is smooth in bodily and fast moving...cannot remember the name but it will come to me...it usually releases mucus like gelly over its pray then eats it by desolving.
Not much belp but iy might be just that.if so I would try to remove that worm.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:42 PM
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Sorry but I've never seen that in my 12 yrs of seahorse keeping.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:36 PM
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I'm convinced it's something in the tank then. I've never come across it either. Good thing the tank is only for quarantine and not a display because it's getting torn apart tonight!
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