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Woe is me

Posted By: mambee <mambee@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, 19 January 2004, at 2:58 p.m.

I am a Clown Loach murderer. I have killed 9 Clown Loaches in a month. Here is my sad story.

I have a 150 gallon tank and had 6 Clown Loaches -3 large ones in the 6" range that I had for over 10 years and 3 small ones purchased a year and a half ago. Every week I perform a 30% water change with a Python and Amquel conditioner. 3 weeks ago I was in the process of refilling my tank. I noticed that the water had more bubbles than usual, and they were adhering to every surface, even the fish. My Clown Loaches started rocketing around the tank, and 5 of the six died on the spot. Knowing that Clowns enjoy company, I waited a week and purchased 4 new Clowns to keep the survivor company. 2 hours after they were put in the tank, the new Clowns started flashing. (I know, I should have quarantined.) The new Clowns came down with the worst case of Ich that I have ever seen in 30 years of fishkeeping. They were absolutely covered in cysts. They have all subsequently died, and now all of my other fish are fighting Ich. I have tried Aquarisol, Rid Ich and Quick Cure to no avail. Tonight I am going to start treatment with Clout.

Any suggestions?

Mike
 

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