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Re: Please help - my loach is ill!!!!!

Posted By: tinwhistle
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2002, at 6:08 p.m.

Hi! Like Isla said first thing check the water! Those holiday cubes sometimes have stuff in the dissolving part that can cause quality issues, check your pH/ammonia/nitrites right away! You might want to go ahead and do a 20-30% water change as a preventative measure immediately regardless. Don't put any meds in the tank yet either!! If there isn't any ick (white spot) on the little loach then that's not the problem and some ich meds will just make the fish sicker! Loaches are VERY sensitive to water conditions in my experience almost as bad as discus in some ways so your other fish may well ignore what would cause a loach problems!

Good luck and we'll do what we can to help!