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Clown's dying... help!!

Posted By: Matthew Warzecha <superm@canada.com>
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2002, at 5:53 p.m.

Hey everyone...

My town recently had quite the winter storm and we were without power for quite awhile. Even with the sudden temperature drop and the filter not working, all my fish survived.

It's been a week now and for the past 2 days, all my loaches have been acting REAL weird. They breath REAL heavy and float sideways. I also catch them rubbing themselves against the gravel.

I tested my water and everything seemed to be good... even the Ammonia. I don't know what else it could be?
I've been adding a little salt to the water (yes, i believe in salt :) ) and even did a couple water changes and still it only seems to be getting worse...

what else can i do to save my fish? i've had em for over a year now and have become family to me.
i really want to help them...