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Strange Acting Clown Loach

Posted By: Cheese Specialist <cheese_specialist@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Saturday, 28 February 2004, at 7:51 a.m.


I ave 4 clown loaches in my community tank. One of them is acting strangely, but not too bad.

He has a couple of marks on them and so does a smaller one. They look kind of like scrapes, not slime and are greyish. The 4" one have been acting sensitive to light since last night or so and so I've turned the light off and tried to get some pics. Watching him now, he's very active so I am hoping it's not too serious or too advanced.

He is in my 71UK/84US and I have had him for about 6 weeks but the previous owner had him for years. They were recently treated for ich with (loach friendly) Interpet Anti-Whitespot Plus, which I treated for 21 days and it seems to have gone.

The marks have been on the loach for a few weeks maybe, but the smaller one got them later. The big one has 2 or 3 patches of this grey, most noticably on the head. There apperas to be no other physical marks and they are breathing fine. Some one in the link that I'm putting eith this is saying their eyes are discoloured! I never noticed this at all, so I am going to go and have a look at pic in the loach index.

I don't like to treat with random meds so I would rather not put in melafix without knowing what is actually going on first. Also, I don't think much of melafix unless it's as a general tonic.

Thanks for any help.

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