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by MandaMunky
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

He just gets better & better every day! YAY! I think it's safe to say we made it with him & the tetras that are left. One of the poor tetras lost most of its tail & has a bad tear in one of its fins, but I it hasn't progressed, or gotten any worse, in several days - hopefully it'll regenerate with g...
by MandaMunky
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent photos of some of my Loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Recent photos of some of my Loaches

OMGoodness - you've got QUITE the collection! How awesome!
by MandaMunky
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Anthia the Clown Loach has reached 20 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 6183

Re: Anthia the Clown Loach has reached 20 years old.

What an accomplishment! You've got some really beautiful fish there =D

OMGoodness I look forward to my crew turning 20!!
by MandaMunky
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

Thank you, Angry Loach! Great news to report this morning - he's eating!! MUCH more energetic! Still acting a little woozy/sickly, but A LOT BETTER! My water parameters are great/perfect - Ammonia - 0, Nitrite - 0, Nitrate - 10! Definitely keeping tabs on that & do water changes as necessary. I use ...
by MandaMunky
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

OMG - He's still kickin, but wouldn't you know it!!! Ich seems to be completely at bay, but NOW, I'm starting to see some fin fraying/rot in the tetras & a small little tear in the tip of the Clown's Dorsal fin. So, we started Maracyn Two last night. He's (the clown) is swimming around more now, mor...
by MandaMunky
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

My last little Clown is still alive, but he's depressed & not too interested in food. Breathing normally & looks good, but just sad. On the other hand, my Tetras look like CRAP! One of them passed yesterday (I think the temps & meds finally got to him?). However, I truly do hope we're on an up swing...
by MandaMunky
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

I don't think the temp is bothering them. I don't think the mild dose of salt that I had been using was bothering them either & I definitely don't think the General Cure bothered them. After those were all slowly removed & I began to use the Rid Ich they have all just rapidly deteriorated & gone dow...
by MandaMunky
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

Oh - I definitely only have one med in there - Rid Ich+. I never replaced the salt or the General Cure with the water changes. I agree that it was probably all too much, which is why I wanted to finish General Cure then move on, but when they got more spots that became impossible. So, I switched ove...
by MandaMunky
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

Well, we lost another one this evening. =( Down to two now & one looks great & is eating & swimming about, even being kind of bratty & the other just sits & flicks its fins. I seriously feel like the treatment is too harsh & is what's doing it, because I don't understand how Ich could be multiplying...
by MandaMunky
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

Redshark, thank you again for all of your encouraging words & advice. I'm wondering how do your clowns act while being treated? Mine are kind of all over the place. One is acting totally normal, the other one will come out but just sort of sits at the bottom, he/she will swim normally if provoked by...
by MandaMunky
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Vitamin Additives - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Vitamin Additives - Yay or Nay?

So, I'm trying to think ahead for these poor little, emaciated, pale, Ich infested loaches I have in QT. As bad as that sounds they're still alive... they're NOT happy with the treatment/Ich but they do still eat some of their garlic soaked brine shrimp & are coming out early morning & early evening...
by MandaMunky
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

The third baby clown that was in question *IS* still alive. She looks just okay... end of her tail fin where the spots were looks kind of shredded up & she seems stressed, but is alive.
by MandaMunky
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

This is so frustrating... today they're flashing & acting very unhappy BUT I can't see any spots? If there are spots I guess they're just too small for me to see? Could they be flashing because their skin is irritated from the chemical treatment (Rid Ich)? I feel like it's a catch 22... Ich will kil...
by MandaMunky
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: messages sitting in outbox??
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: messages sitting in outbox??

You can think of the "Outbox" as a "Sent" folder. Your messages are just being saved for future reference, but are going out to the intended recipient also!
by MandaMunky
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!
Replies: 49
Views: 17011

Re: Caring for 5 SUPER TINY Clowns - HELP!

I have two big questions: 1. Can I use API Stress Coat Dechlorinator with Rid Ich? I know you're not supposed to use Amquel or products that specifically remove dyes, but is API Stress Coat okay? Stress Coat doesn't say anything about removing dyes, but it is a dechlor & heavy metal neutralizer. 2. ...