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Treating 'wasting' Chain Loaches with Levamisole

Posted By: tracy <geastrum@mailbox.tv>
Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2005, at 2:09 p.m.

Hi, I have read the article about 'loach wasting' with great interest and hope!
I have had 6 Botia sidthimunki for about a year. They were all about the same size when I bought them but now I have 2 plump ones, two medium & two that are really skinny. These last two eat fine (greedily!) and get little bulging bellies after feeding (temporary). But they just never seem to put on any weight. In fact they look skinnier than when I bought them.
After reading a number of articles online I think your site has the answer to my fish's mystery illness.
I have bought some Levamisole Hydrochloride solution from the vet.