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Odd new clown loach, possibly sick?

Posted By: jweber101 <jweber101@hotmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 14 October 2004, at 12:17 a.m.

I just bought a new clown loach yesterday. Looked healthy in the store tank, active, playful, etc. Today, he starts acting odd.
Several symptoms. Breathing rapidly, slowly swimming around the tank in a daze, hides behind the hob filter on his side, swimming on the surface of the water on his side. Also, his tail fin and dorsal fin look chewed up, and the slit under his right eye looks much redder than the left side or the other 3 clowns slits. I've done two water changes (yesterday / today) and added melafix for his fins, but not sure what to do next. Poor lil guy!
Any help would be greatly apperciated, he's a unique one.
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