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DYING LOACHES!

Posted By: Chip <C.Kehaya@mindspring.com>
Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2000, at 8:51 p.m.

Hello!

I'm new to this forum and I hope some of you may be able to help me. I've been keeping three clown loaches in a 20 gallon for the past two months. Two of these died this past weekend, the largest and smallest. Symptoms included a white film covering about 1/3rd of their bodies, rapid breathing and darting movements and then an apparent loss of appetite. Before their passing I placed both in a 10 gallon hospital tank and treated them with Maracyn and Maroxy, both of which had absolutely no effect whatsover. The last loach has developed the same symptoms but is still quite active. At the local pet stores there's an endless variety of medications that treats white body film and fungus. Has anyone treated this illness successfully? If so could you recommend a course of treatment? Any feedback to this would