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by lopinto
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Do loaches need a companion?
Replies: 0
Views: 1707

Do loaches need a companion?

My 11-year-old Dojo Loach just died, leaving it's companion, a smaller Dojo, alone. Is it very important that I get another one? I don't have an extra tank and the energy for the quarantine, etc. that is needed. In the past I've just acclimated the fish to the water slowly by changing out the water ...
by lopinto
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dying of old age?
Replies: 1
Views: 1249

Dying of old age?

:( I have an 11-year-old dojo loach which has no health problems all these years. Physically there are no changes in him, but he isn't eating and keeps keeling over. When I think that he's died, he'll move. Usually if I go away for a while I find him in a different position, but then he keels over a...
by lopinto
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: labored breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Labored breathing

No nitrites...I took a little water out of the tank and the biowheel started moving a lot faster and there was much more splash/flow. He perked up right away and has been active until now...he even ate heartily. Now he's doing it again. That's why I'm curious if anyone knows what the lifespan of the...
by lopinto
Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: labored breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

labored breathing

My dojo has been very healthy and has had no problems. It is about 9 years old. We have recently changed the tank - to a much better size and environment, but there has been a low level of nitrates which is getting lower but not completely resolved yet. I"m wondering what the life expectancy is of t...