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Posted By: Nick <dixie61@bellsouth.net>
Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2002, at 12:08 a.m.

Hi all.

I'm sure alot of you read and helped with my loach problem. But, let me say it again. I had 3 clowns I bought, and all 3 of them died. I thought it was because they were not eating, but maybe I am wrong now. Because while the last one was still alive, I bought 3 more and they have been happy until now....thats been about a week. One of them has a nose that is turning black....which I am told is stress, and can tell that by the way it is acting.

It is staying back in the back of one of my clay pot caves, and even missed out on a double helping of blood worms tonight.

It's tank mates include 3 other clown loaches, and 11 head and tail light tetras.

Ammonia is 0, nitrite is .5. The nitrite is high due to me adding more fish to my aquarium. None of my other loaches are acting in this matter, as they all came out and munched greedily on blood worms.

Any ideas or suggestions?

I turned the light off in my tank about 4 hours early tonight. It is usually one from around 10 or 11 in the morning to about 8 or 9 at night.....today I turned it off and draped a cloat over the aquarium so it would be total darkness around 4pm.



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