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Loaches all dying..HELP!!

Posted By: CHERYL <cstarr2rs@aol.com>
Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2004, at 2:10 a.m.

Just bought 2 'peppered' loaches to add to my others. Within 2 days one died, then found my favorite silver loach (kind of a skinny silver kuhli)dead, then the other peppered loach. Replaced loach with a red wag, it was dead in a day. None of these had any sign of fungus,or anything. Just dead. Yesterday found black kuhli floating up to surface, going down to bottom to lodge under things to avoid floating up again. Figured it had an 'air bladder' disease so I caught him and put him in a floating baby tank with smashed peas. (Read that it helps) He lived thru the night and appeared to be okay this morning so I let him go back with the rest. Now he is back on his side on the bottom, gulping air...with a tiny white area-not ich??-right before his tail..and he looks pale. Can see another app