I have a male Hippocampus Reidi who has been fighting an infection on the tip of his tail for about a month now. I believe this infection was started by an encounter with a bristleworm since I initially saw a few bristleworm spines stuck near the tip of his tail when I first noticed his condition. I treated the area several times with BioBandage and hoped it would heal up in a few days.
However, the tail tip has never completely healed (but neither has it grown significantly worse). The Brazilian is still eating regularly even though he has been dealing with this condition for nearly a month now. Thankfully, whatever bacterial infection he does have has not been passed on to my other seahorses.
Today, I realized that his tail tip is just not going to get better without a major intervention on my part, so I placed him in quarantine - a 5 gallon bucket with a seasoned sponge filter and a small heater set for 68 degrees - and added a dose of neomycin and triple sulfa to the bucket.
My question is how often should I change the water (is 50% once a day good practice?) and how often should I add fresh medication to the water? Also, for how many days should I continue the neomycin and triple sulfate treatment in quarantine.
Thanks so much for your help!