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Dead Loach

Posted By: Dustin Raab <raab.ranch@sympatico.ca>
Date: Monday, 9 March 1998, at 9:27 p.m.

I recently lost a clown loach in my 50 gallon aquarium. It was in a school of 5 loaches and some other cichlids, etc.

All have been healthy for bout a year and a half.

I had just done a water change (50%), and when I came back to the tank after a few minutes, he was lying on his side, and definitely dead, not resting like they are known to be usually.

When I picked him out of the tank, he was covered with a thick clear slime. I then disposed of the body.

Is this normal? Can anyone give me insight into the cause of his death. The other loaches appear to be fine.

Thanks, DUSTIN
 

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