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Fin Rot? Ich?

Posted By: Amy <dpbluec@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2002, at 4:39 p.m.

Hi there! Just relocated my guys to their new home - a 65 gallon paradise! The guys are three clown loaches I've had for about 3-4 years. They've settled in nicely, but I've noticed tail rot (not anything bloody, just threads coming off tail and dorsal fin). It doesn't look like ich, there are no spots, but I was anticipating ich after the stress of the move to the new digs. Off to the store to get some Melafix for now, but wondering if you all could provide some insight. Like...do loaches get velvet? Could this be ich? Can I treat with 1/2 dose Rid-ich (as I've done successfully in the past) AND melafix at the same time? Thanks so much!