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New Tank

Posted By: Blake Patout <b_patout@cox-internet.com>
Date: Monday, 17 May 2004, at 8:02 p.m.

Hello all, I am a new tank owner and I have a few questions. But first some info. I have a 29 gallon tank with real plants, and a few "toys". I have an Angel fish, and (please don't laugh too much) some type of "shark fish", and a rainbow something or other in the tank with the loach.
1: I have a clown Loach and have had him for about 4 days. I have noticed in the past two days that he has white spots on his body and head that almost look like some type of bacteria. I was wondering is this is normal or not and if it is not the what can I do about it?
2: I have heard mixed opinions about how to clean the tank. Is it best to take the fish out, take the "toys" and plants out and clean the rocks an