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by shari2
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 39907

So sorry to hear this Emma. :cry:
She was unique and beautiful - like you...
by shari2
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thinking about breeding these:
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

don't let the nay-sayers get you down.
go for it. 8)
by shari2
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can someone please help? Sick Weather Loach!!! Parasite
Replies: 25
Views: 9088

looks like a tumor or cyst of some type to me. can you get levamisole? if so, you can try it. these kinds of issues are very difficult to diagnose without biopsy of the area. if you are seriously concerned you could try to locate a veterinarian in your area who could do that for you. best of luck to...
by shari2
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: shocking survey
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

it's spam zenins.

sorry about that. I flagged it, but then forgot to delete it!

doh!
by shari2
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Skinny Clown w/ red gills
Replies: 31
Views: 21553

hard to say on the rock without seeing it. could you try posting a tank pic again? the vinegar test is usually a good indicator. What temp do you keep the tank at? Clowns are warm water (80's) fish. your rainbows and dojo would probably prefer cooler water. Clowns kept in cool water will suffer from...
by shari2
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Skinny Clown w/ red gills
Replies: 31
Views: 21553

your tap water is good.
the red gill issue was likely nitrate related. clowns really need clean water!
do more frequent water changes and alot of your issues will resolve themselves.

why the aquarisol?

sorry if I missed it but what size is the tank and what fish do you have in it?
by shari2
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Skinny Clown w/ red gills
Replies: 31
Views: 21553

for the red gill issue I'd step up your water change regime. and definitely get your own test kit.
by shari2
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Getting my yoyos to eat snails
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

I had a rampant mts colony in my sand bottom tank when I added some clowns. they ignored them at first. I wanted them to help knock down the population so I slightly squashed a couple of the mid sized ones and dropped them near their favorite lair. Shortly thereafter a cemetery of empty shells devel...
by shari2
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Training yoyos to feed from your hand
Replies: 13
Views: 2932

Bloodworms. I used to hold a frozen cube, shake it just a bit to get some ends wiggling about then hold it very still. The youngest were always the bravest and would end up laying on my hand trying to gobble as much as they could before the bigger guys took over. you have to hang on tight as it melt...
by shari2
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich treatment...to add salt or not to add salt...
Replies: 12
Views: 8087

no, yoyos don't 'shed' per se. it could be that some of his slime coat was damaged and sloughed off, however. how is he doing now?
by shari2
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich treatment...to add salt or not to add salt...
Replies: 12
Views: 8087

check the wattage on the heater and make sure it's adequate for your size tank. if the tank's in front of an AC unit or in a drafty location that could be part of the problem.

I have two ebo jaeger (sp?) heaters in my 55 - one at each end of the tank near both filters. temp is quite stable at 81F.
by shari2
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich treatment...to add salt or not to add salt...
Replies: 12
Views: 8087

What else? Vacuum the substrate daily, either in parts or all of it. Replace with clean treated water including the medication. Don't have to increase the salt. Keep up with the treatment as is until the spots are completely gone for at least a week. When you're through don't let the temp go too low...
by shari2
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dojo Loach Spawning
Replies: 28
Views: 15712

baby brine is a good food for tiny fish. week old angelfish babies can eat them. you do need to take care that you vacuum out the ones that don't get eaten as they die off within hours and will wreck your water quality. they also spread out rapidly all over the tank. a small air hose works to get th...
by shari2
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: back at work! Yay!
Replies: 2
Views: 980

you could try making a slice in one of those small aquaclear sponges and sliding it over your intake. Not only does it keep the sand out of the filter when the khulis get flipping around, but it creates a backup media sponge in case you ever need to set up a quarantine tank quickly.
by shari2
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: My clown loach is very skinny, disease?
Replies: 16
Views: 24322

Definitely use either the levamisole or fenben asap. Then isolate the fish and do an antibiotic treatement with either Kanamycin or Maracyn I and II - if he makes it that far. Given the look of the picture you posted it may be too late. :cry:

What else is in the tank?