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What happened to my weather loach?

Posted By: Cheri <csmith444@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 26 December 2000, at 7:09 p.m.

I am absolutely heartbroken. 2 of my 3 weather loaches have died within days of each other. The first 1 (Jed) had no signs prior to his death (at least none that I noticed.) One afternoon I came home from shopping and it looked like he was "falling apart." He also had darker pigmentation than usual (he was an albino) and what appeared to look like blood inside of his fins. I called the pet store that I purchase all of my fish from, and they said that it sounded like he was hemorrhaging. He told my to add 1 tablespoon of rock salt per 5 gallons (I added 2 for my 10 gallon tank) and to try some antibiotic medicine. (He gave me Nitrofura-G which includes Furazolidone.) I also added 3/4 of a capsule of medicine (per their suggestion) and left to go get someth