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Clown Loach losses

Posted By: Rob86TA <z1zg1@unb.ca>
Date: Saturday, 31 January 2004, at 1:15 p.m.

I recently added 3 young loaches (1") to my tank (~1.5 months ago) and they were doing quite well.

However last week I had an outbreak of ich on my mollies, that quickly spread to the loaches (I began treatments right away). The treatment was specially formulated for loaches and other scaleless fish, but even then I put 3/4 the recommended amount just to be safe. The Ich has cleared (I'll treat for 3 more days to be safe) but unfortunately I've lost 2 of the loaches. One I found lying dead on the bottom, which worried me about the other two. I removed their bridge that they like to hide inside and only one swam out, while the other floated out.

The last loach seems to be ok, he's swimming well, but he's a little lethargic, and definitly misses his buddies. I'd like to get him some new friends, but I'd also like