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SICK LOACH - Help!

Posted By: RAE Robinson <rae62098@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2005, at 12:36 p.m.

I bought 3 clown loaches about 2 months ago. They were all doing well until about last week, when I noticed one of them stopped eating and seem to have gotten really weak. Unlike the other 2, he does not swim around as much and just stays on top of his rock looking almost "dead" on his side. He has also been left behind size-wise because my other 2 loaches have grown to almost 4 inches and he has remained at a little of 2 inches.

I read an old post on this site talking about a drug called Levamisole Hydrochloride to treat & cure parasitic worms inside the intestines of the loaches. Since I read the symptoms described on that page pretty much describes what is going on w/ my sick loach, I started looking to buy the medicine to no avail. It seems it is nowhere to be found.

I would appreciate i