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by millsn
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dreaded Skinny
Replies: 13
Views: 6071

My java fern seems to be surviving
by millsn
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown behavior updated - fighting and bleeding at mouth!
Replies: 12
Views: 3933

Must sya that mine tend to fight over real estate. Do you need to add any hiding places?
by millsn
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Shy loach?
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

I have a 5 loach tank now & lots of daylight activity
by millsn
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Suddenly shy / nocturnal clown loach
Replies: 14
Views: 5042

I reckon my next step is to find them more friends but in my tank! Hopefully this time round they'll not come with an illness (which is what happened last time)
by millsn
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Suddenly shy / nocturnal clown loach
Replies: 14
Views: 5042

Hi Richard, any news on this one I seem to have a similar problem. The one commonality is lack of friends
by millsn
Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Shy loach?
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Shy loach?

I bought two new clowns. One died. this was followed by another death of a resident clown (one was a new fish that retrospectively obviously has some sort of underlying condition, one was one of my older fish that had been through skinny disease but never put the weight back on). Now I have only two...
by millsn
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A New fish, a dead fish
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Well the shop used three tests. One said I had 250ppm (stick test) but the two liquid tests said 20ppm or less. So it turns out I have no particular water quality problem. Which is a relief. I bought one opf the test kits that works and I'll proceed from there. I've just installed sand as a substrat...
by millsn
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A New fish, a dead fish
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Found it now thanks. 10% change now complete, I'll get the zeolite tomorrow.
by millsn
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A New fish, a dead fish
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

thanks for the reply. the test is out of date but I've always had a nitrate problem and its up at 250 all right. and that after a recent (admittedly small) water change. I'm going for bigger one now. Tap water is up around 20ppm from what I can see. I'm getting it tested tomorrow tap and tank. I can...
by millsn
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A New fish, a dead fish
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Come to think of it they've been in the tank two days and two nights now.
Searching through I saw that others had given clowns mussels in the shell. I gave mine mussels last night. they loved them but it still seems strange that the others are fine and the new one died.
by millsn
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A New fish, a dead fish
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

A New fish, a dead fish

Distraught. I bought two new clownloach to add to my three in the tank. I lost two to skinny disease before finding somethgin that would kill the worms. One died after one night and a day in the tank. The other is fine, happy as larry. When I saw the larger fish in the tank in the shop I actually sa...
by millsn
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buying clowns
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

ok, thanks
by millsn
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buying clowns
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Buying clowns

I've got only three clowns now after losing two and they're not as happy as they were with the distraction of two others. I'd like to get two more but can't seem to find any of a similar size. Mine are 3-4" long but most on sale are very small indeed. Does anyone know of a good place to source clown...
by millsn
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dreaded Skinny
Replies: 13
Views: 6071

Skinny treatments

I struggled with skiny and lost two fish over many months- soul destroying. I tried levamisole but it wasn't effective on the parasite in question. For any others doing a search my eventual success came from using KUSURI "wormer plus" which I ordered over the net. It's a discus treatment as apparent...