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can clown loaches take 90F?

Posted By: joan <joan@scs.unr.edu>
Date: Tuesday, 18 May 1999, at 12:25 p.m.

Hi

I have 7 clown loaches in my discus tank and they appear to enjoy life there but I'm pretty sure I have a gill fluke problem with the discus and I have to treat for it. Seems that the safest med is praziquantel, but it does require a temp of 90F (or more). The discus can take this, but can the loaches? I really don't want to do anything to hurt them, (sometimes I think I should just devote the tank to them and forget the discus) but think I have to treat the whole tank because if the discus have the flukes I'm sure that the loaches do too.

If anyone has any experience with loach temp tolerance I would really appreciate the info.

Thanks, Joan