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Clown Loach problem

Posted By: SL
Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2000, at 3:52 a.m.

Hi, everybody

Pre-history: My first clown loach Jeck lived in the big community tank (65 gal) for about year. During this period he grew up from 1” to 3.5” was active fattish and happy fish, schooling with shoal of tiger barbs. Four months ago I introduced two more c. loaches, and the tank was infected by Ick (my fall-LFS said me that he kept them already two weeks and I didn’t put them to the quarantine tank). After Ick treatment only one of the newbies was stay (biggest one, named Race-3.5”). Jeck and Race began to shoal together and everything was OK, just Jeck was more shy than he was before. At this time I bought two 5” botia helodes and introduced them to the tank.

Since the following things were happen:
1. Jeck lost his dorsal fin and one of ventral fins and I found some skin hurts in the head area. At this time Race was OK.
2. I temporary transferred Jeck to another tank to get h