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$#^&^#$@# ICH!!

Posted By: Tina <talonstorm@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2005, at 11:58 a.m.

I have had 2 clown loaches in my neon tetra tank for about 4.5 months now. They ONLY come out of their hiding place (a large root decoration from one of the big box stores) at night, so I rarely see them. But I have seen them enough to know they have grown a little. I have been placing snail from my planted tanks in everyday and removing empty shells in the morning. Well, Yesterdy I woke to find all except 5 neons dead. The 5 remaining were dying. They looked like they had a mild case of ich, but their fins were also rotting off at an alarming rate. I turned the root over and tried to extract my 2 clown loaches as gently as possible, but still did damage to both their noses. I placed all the remaining fish into my quarantine tank and began treatment for ich (quick cure at 1 drop per 2 gallons). I also inched the temp