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Posted By: kiss my fish <rpaul@isearch.com>
Date: Saturday, 7 August 1999, at 8:46 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who helped me figure out what was wrong with my "floating but still alive" dojo. After 4 days of watching him suffer, hanging there with that awful swim bladder disease and probably also ick, I just couldn't stand it anymore and "put him to sleep" in the freezer. It was REALLY hard to do but he didn't struggle much. Sure am gonna miss my little loach-friend.

The cure for my lonliness is to get another loach. I want to get a different type but one that gets long like my dojo. Should I get a kuhli? Any suggestions? How long should I wait to make sure the water is OK? I have a betta and another small fish in there now and they've survived just fine. It's a 10 gallon tank.

As heartbreaking as it was to help my little friend along in his passing, I sure do love the loaches. He was my