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I need help!! (sudden catastrophe)

Posted By: Mike R. <XfeeliumX@hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, 25 June 2004, at 12:28 p.m.

Hey y'all. Everything's been perfect with my loaches, I don't understand this...

My Botia striata, three days ago, started acting funny. He was the most rambunctious of the bunch, and always would tear around the tank with the darios. Three days ago I found him laying down on his side under a large root. Not peculiar for loaches, but peculiar for HIM, as he's rarely ever sat still for any prolonged length of time. I also noticed his dorsal fin was clamped and he was breathing very rapidly. After the course of the next day, I noticed an odd whitish patch forming near him anal fin, and near his dorsal fin. Not like any kind've protozoan deal, just odd los