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C.O.D. on some Cls

Posted By: Nes
Date: Monday, 4 October 2004, at 11:08 a.m.

Very sadly I found one of my clown loaches upside down this morning & I could use some help determining cause of death. This perticular little guy was very shy & usually only came out for dinner (not even breakfast) so I'm unsure of how long ago he died. My guess is no more then 2 days, his body was quite rigid but still firm so not very long.

I've had all my clown loaches for more then a month & they just got over ich. They are about 3.5" each.

You'll notice from the photographs that his stomach was quite bloated & mis-shapen. I'd prefer not to cut him open if I can get an I.D. on external alone, but I'm guessing this might have been caused by worms.

http://bettanes.com/dsc02489.jpg
(the slightly coloured funk on his nose & front of his dorsal fin