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Striata Loaches strange disease

Posted By: mwood322 <miawoodman@earthlink.net>
Date: Saturday, 1 June 2002, at 8:33 p.m.

Hi,

Well, a few weeks ago I had 3 Zebra Loaches, and am down to 2. Only one of which even looks healthy. I lost the third a few weeks ago to unexplained illness. He ended up skinny, but eating, and seemingly covered in bumps, (not ick, actual bumps). I removed him from the tank before he died, and left him in an isolation box. This was after his problem had begun making him spin and twitch, making the other fish single him out(Tiger Barbs). I also really didnt want any of the other fish to pick at his corpse if I didn't know what killed hime, and couldn't find the body.

Now another of my striatas has developed the problem. It is skinny, though it eats