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Skinny Loaches problem

Posted By: Drew
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2002, at 2:59 a.m.

Welp, I knew it couldn't be that he was just wasting away. After 3 months and no treatment a clown with internal parasites would have been real dead by now.

I finally figured out what he really likes to eat. Bloodworms ( not peas, tubifex, wafers or flakes like the other loaches! ), and the freeze dried ones I've been feeding are to hard to eat. They float on the surface and dont got much guts and the shells, well they cant bite through them very well. Anyways, I soaked a bunch all day so they were soft and would sink. Dumped them in and he went hog wild. First time in a long time I saw him get a plump stomach. So tomorrow I'm gonna pick up some frozen blood worms. He's gotten really skinny over the months but now I know he's just been an extremely picky eater. He's always been interested in food, not like he never wouldn't eat, he'd just taste it and spit it back out. PICKY PICKY PICKY!