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My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:37 pm

One of my Clown loaches has a big scrape and chunk out of his tail my sister says this happens to hers all the time she has had them for 10 years it seems to be ok is there anything I should do help it not getting infected or sick from this I dont know what happened my sister says they hide and get stuck where they don't fit
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby redshark1 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:34 pm

I've had six Clown Loaches for the last 19 years and I've never had this.

In terms of repair, fishes are very good at this given good living conditions i.e. good water quality (low nitrate, high oxygen, regular 10% to 30% weekly water changes) and good quality food.

Also, keep your sister away from your Clown Loach :wink:
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby NancyD » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:04 pm

Look around your tank, are there any sharp or tight decorations? Take them out. Chunk out of the tail says nippy tankmate to me. Keep the water extra clean, I'd do 30-50% water changes every 3 or 4 days if possible, minimum weekly. Good luck!
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:34 pm

The only thing we have in this tank is 3 pieces of driftwood and its heavily planted, we have a 3d rock wall made of foam and cement and there are 2 little caves in it for the intakes of my cannister filter with the intake baskets taking up most of the room I guess the loaches could squeeze between the day I noticed this was the day I cleaned out one of my cannisters and I guess with it off maybe the clown loach could have been nosing around and when I turned the filter back on it scared it you can see the inlet cave there is a big Java fern in front of it here is a video with the loach in it



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnzZdVon2Y8&list=UU4GnFwEQGTtug96Q3vlfxAg&index=1
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby redshark1 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:48 pm

I hope it isn't a heater burn. Do your heaters have guards on them?

Beautiful aquarium by the way, I love it and could watch that all night LOL!

Thx for posting the vid!
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:49 pm

no i don"t have heater guards i only have one heater in the aquarium right now I bought 2 but only have put in one since we have a 3d rock wall with most of our stuff hidden in it

Thanks my aquarium is something I have spent a lot of time on
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby redshark1 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:25 pm

I would make extra sure my fish cannot contact my heater. Heater guards are cheap and have worked 100% for me over the 15 years I have had them so I highly recommend their use and rate them essential.
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:08 pm

redshark1 wrote:I would make extra sure my fish cannot contact my heater. Heater guards are cheap and have worked 100% for me over the 15 years I have had them so I highly recommend their use and rate them essential.



I will try and find some
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:02 pm

My clown loach is healing nicely he only has the deepest part of the scrape showing now the rest has started to heal by turning grey now starting to go back to the original colors and the end of his tail is growing back
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:28 pm

3 1/2 years later all my loach'sare still great we even had a bout of Ich everyone survived :D
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby Diana » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:23 pm

Great to follow up!

How did you handle the Ich infestation?
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Re: My Clown Loach has a very big scrape

Postby boxercrazy156 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:32 am

I raised the temp to 86 used coppersafe and salt for secondary infection they say loaches don't tolerate these easily so I gradually did all this
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