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Update on "HELP! My loach is sick!"

Posted By: Anna <abartnicka@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2005, at 8:32 p.m.

In mid February I had my large loach come down with some fungal and bacterial infection. It had tail rot, rapid breathing, cloudy eyes, extra mucus on the skin...it was just a horrible sight. I talked to a friend and he suggested a salt bath. So this is what I did. I also added meds for fungus and some extra ones for paracites. The loach was not eating for two weeks and so I bought bloodworms and now it's back to being its fiesty hunter for food. It's still very skinny and looks terrible due to its part of tail being gone. But at least it's alive. I'm still keeping an eye on him as he's not completely out of the woods. He still has a bit of tail rot for which I'm medicating him. He's survived 3 week