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by FranM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

I don’t like it either. I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I can only keep observing.
by FranM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Yes I have been really diligent with the water changes especially over the last few months. I just found it interesting that the fish could have a benign abscess and hopefully that is all it was. I have some updated pictures as well.

https://postimg.cc/gallery/kfpefqkm/
by FranM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Boy do I have a story! I looked up aquatic specialists in my area and there is a man who works out of a local emergency vet clinic. But I know it would be a least $100 plus just to walk in the door and I’d have to net the fish and take it there. I found him on Facebook and sent a message and asked f...
by FranM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Hi Nancy. Yes, definitely sticking to water changes only and will continue that as long as I don’t see anything funky. The fish came out to chow down again tonight. I’m afraid the others may sense an open wound but it hasn’t happened yet...I have nothing to lose I guess. Pretty interesting case thou...
by FranM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Thanks, Loach!! This has been stressful and there’s no one to help me with it. I don’t think it’s an ulcer because it’s a gaping hole now. You don’t see any redness or pus. I did add salt, guiltily. It must burn awfully. I am lucking out because we have today and Monday off from school. So at least ...
by FranM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

No one checks the freshwater forum anymore and for those of you who do you continue to check in regularly on the loach form, I would like to share something I find extremely interesting and hopefully you will too. I did post about the Silver dollar on the other forum around a month ago I would say. ...
by FranM
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

Thanks, Loach. I did wait a day. Next time I will wait longer. But because it’s so small I was afraid something could go bad fast! What if it had the beginnings of flukes? A tiny little body like that could be overtaken fast. I usually do a 40 to 50% water change when I notice the nitrates creeping ...
by FranM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

I like your thought about the males vs females growth rate. The smaller teensy took the longest to settle in, too. They were not quarantined—it was the plop in and pray method. I didn’t add an ich med or anything. In fact I just read my notes to confirm that. They were added 11/3. The good news is m...
by FranM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

One of the teensies, the smaller one, was flashing. I had done a regularly scheduled water change and he flashed that day. I waited, and he flashed more the next day. So I Praziproed. I don’t remember if I did a Kusuri dose with the teensies. I don’t think I did. I did after I transferred the tank i...
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

Nice video.
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

Prazipro is safe and can be used as a preventative. I’m using it as both right now. I see a problem that I don’t want to get out of control. Kusuri can be used monthly as well and is also safe. I don’t, however, use either as a prophylactic. So, no, I don’t think I’m overmedicating.
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

Now that the smaller of the two clowns is much more confident being out and about, clearly he’s growing at a much slower pace. I noticed yesterday he was flashing a little and today it’s a bit more, so I’m going to dose with Prazipro. Here are the side by side comparisons: https://i.postimg.cc/Z98BX...
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown loach pond
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: My clown loach pond

So beautiful.
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Video of clowns

Thank you.

They are slim bodied. The significant protrusion looks like it came on overnight— especially when I sit at the tank at least once a day to observe all members.