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Skinny Disease?

Posted By: Kyle <kyteraoka@hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, 29 July 2002, at 2:43 p.m.

Hi. I have been reading this board for a while and everyone seems very helpful and knowledgeable. I have a question concerning skinny disease in clown loaches. I have three of them in a 55-gallon community tank. They are all about 2.5 to 3 inches. Two of them come out of their cave regularly but one of them hardly comes out while the lights are on. I have noticed that the one that hides all the time seem skinnier than the other two. The skinny one has been like this for at least a couple months. It may or may not have gotten worse, I can't tell because I hardly see it. It seems like I can see a ridge from the back of his gills running the length of his body to almost the tail portion. Is this what skinny disease looks like? Should I isolate and treat the skinny fish? What do I use for treatment? Is this disease conta