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My old loach with Ich....update

Posted By: Ryan Barnard <ryanb-loaches@nitecrawler.net>
Date: Tuesday, 7 October 2003, at 7:03 p.m.

Hi all,

Just thought I'd post an update to my original post nearly a week ago.

Amazingly, my loach is still alive. I went through an entire box of "Ick Clear" and things have only gotten worse. The folks at the pet store today recommended I get Mardel's CopperSafe. I just put that in the water...we'll see how that goes.

The white spots have changed...it's more like lines of white all over the place. They are fuzzy and some are falling off him. I'm thinking it's the medicine forcing it off, but I don't know for sure.

His face has a few white spots, but it's not bad yet. The gills are also doing pretty good, but he has to take deep breaths to breath.

Also, he hasn't eaten in like 6 days, except today I THINK he ate one flake (he e