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sick banded loach

Posted By: Jem* <jem.k@virgin.net>
Date: Wednesday, 25 August 1999, at 7:40 p.m.

Help! I don't know if u can identify the problem, but my Botia Hymenophysa doesn't look well. It's lying on its side in a small cave in a log. It's still breathing, and I've seen it move a couple of times, although not for about an hour. I've just been away for nearly three weeks, but it's been fine for the last few days. There doesn't seem to be any external signs of disease or infection, and as far as I know there are no problems with the other fish - tetras, tiger barbs, Siamese fighter, platys, guppies and a pleco, although we did lose two Angel fish and a guppy whilst away, again for no apparent reason. We've had the Botia about 3 or 4 months now, and it's done this once or twice before, but never as determinedly, and it's such a lovely characterful fish, we really don't want to lose this one too. Any ideas, anyon