Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (1)

Clown Loaches and an incurable Columnaris-Like disease

Posted By: Mark McGehee <Mark_McGehee@msn.com>
Date: Tuesday, 13 July 1999, at 4:54 p.m.

I love Clown Loaches! Even though I breed Angelfish, I have an equal love for Clown Loaches. Two years ago, I purchased six juvenile Clown Loaches for my 125 gallon aquarium to get rid of snails. They did it very efficiently! They are about six inches long now and very cute. Four months ago, another one of my tanks -- 58 gallon -- got snails, so I went back to the same place and got four for that tank. This is when the NIGHTMARE began. After about two weeks, I noticed that one of the poor things was always breathing hard, and stressed out! I did a couple of water changes, and that seemed to help. However, one week later, he was lying on his side and dying. I noticed that he was covered in what appeared to be Columnaris. I removed him and eut