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new clown loaches & ich

Posted By: Amanda <mantaba@yahoo.com>
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2002, at 8:48 p.m.

On two occasions, I've tried adding some small clown loaches to my well-cycled, heavily-planted 30 gallon tank. Very low bioload- only 8 zebra danios in the tank. Water parameters check out fine. Added clown loaches in groups of 3-5. The loaches got ich (big surprise,) and I treated them for about 2 weeks until there was no sign of it. They'd seem fine for a few days, then one would die. The others soon follow. I tried a varitey of food- frozen bloodworms, frozen glassworms, freezedried tubifex, tetramin tabs, shrimp pellets... I really don't know what went wrong. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks so much,
amanda

 

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