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by mistergreen
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: the numbers game.
Replies: 8
Views: 2366

ha. nice

I see 9988 and 3200

I have one with letters instead of numbers.
by mistergreen
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Just how common is this deformity?
Replies: 12
Views: 6849

palaeodave wrote:I can't actually decide if I think that's really cute or really ugly!
I know what you mean. It's like a pug or a chow.
So he can't eat like his bros and sis... His mouth is pointed straight ahead.
by mistergreen
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: HELP with ich and UV clarifier.......
Replies: 14
Views: 6927

Some run it all the time.
Some run it only when there is trouble.. It saves the life span of the bulb.
by mistergreen
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

Mistergreen- I respect your opinion, I really do, but how did you figure it's viral? From what I've read, fish viral infections are incurable. They need a host to spread. Antibiotics will have no effect on them. You could be right that it is viral, but there is no way of knowing that for sure. I th...
by mistergreen
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

oooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
you can make your own!

If you have a sump system or set one up.. And you have a light hood on the sump tank.. You can install a UV bulb in the hood.

http://www.1000bulbs.com/Ultraviolet-Germicidal/

You wouldn't want UV interacting directly with the fish.
by mistergreen
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

Unfortunately, I have no money. Is there an alternative to treating for a virus? No, unfortunately. this is the cheapest UV out there and it doesn't need to be attached to a canister filter.. You just put it in your tank like an extra powerhead. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cf...
by mistergreen
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

I'm going out on a limb and say this is an internal viral infection. All you can do is wait it out and not do too many water changes. Your water parameters are fine as far as I can tell. The viral infection oddly fits the 'bloat' your other loach too. I guess depending where the infection occurs, th...
by mistergreen
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

hey tanja, Check the whole head area for a small pit or hole... It could be a start of 'hole in the head' disease.. I remember way back when my rainbow had trouble swimming because of it.. The hole wasn't obvious either. It swam in circles and sometimes upside down. I think the bacteria attack their...
by mistergreen
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

sorry to hear.
Do you have any test kits to check for water parameters?

This is peculiar... Any fish with symptoms, take them out of the main tank.. There might be a virus floating around.
by mistergreen
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

you or the fish should be fine for the night Tanja. Epson salt or Magnesium Sulfate is a salt :) Your sea salt has lots of different minerals Like Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur etc... Salts have a curious property of drawing water out of cells so that would help with the dropsy. Now to find out the caus...
by mistergreen
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 44752

I found this on thekrib.com for you Dropsy Fish swells up like a balloon and may show popeyes. It may recover with no treatment and may die despite it. The swelling is because the fish is absorbing water faster than it can eliminate it, and it can be caused by many different problems. High nitrates ...
by mistergreen
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches **slight problem 12/4/08**
Replies: 31
Views: 6057

gram negative bacteria include pathogenic bacteria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_negative_bacteria antibiotics like Erythromycin (maracyn I) will kill gram negative bacteria while leaving gram positives alone... I believe nitrafying bacteria are gram positive so Erythromycin is safe for the tank...
by mistergreen
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Obituary
Replies: 20
Views: 4093

condolences,

what sp. is he?
by mistergreen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: New loaches dying again? Fish dying everyday
Replies: 16
Views: 11071

Did you mention the age of this tank since the restart? Has any unaccounted fish gone missing ie.. dead in the tank. And hate to say this but always quarantine fishes before adding them to the main tank. But I don't think disease is the main issue here. Sounds like the water chemistry in intolerable...
by mistergreen
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plant eating
Replies: 15
Views: 3721

In my case (b. histrionia), the hole punching was a phase... They didn't really eat the leaves when I looked at the holes carefully.

They gave up that habit a few months later.