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lurch the loach!

Posted By: hutchy <sootie@dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Saturday, 26 July 2003, at 4:59 p.m.

Hi,
I have had my weather loach(hes called lurch)for just over a year and have not had any problems with him. About a month ago I got five new weather loaches but 2 of them died over night. Since getting the new ones lurch has been unhappy. He got Ich so I treated him with protozin not knowing that you halve the dosage when loaches are present. So after overdosing him with that he got a white slime coating over his body just behind his head. This was treated with a 7 day course of melafix which did the trick. Lurch had never been so happy for ages. Then yesterday I found a white cotton wool like growth on him so I did some research and found out that it was fungus. I began to treat with protozin again but only half the dosage. Then today it looks like the growth could have fallen off and you can see under hi