Missing half its tail and has jelly like black blobs on his head as per poster. "On its back there are small gel like blobs and on its head what could these be and should I get rid of them ?"
Any ideas what kind of loach it is if it is a loach (they mentioned stone loach) and what could be ailing it? Do you help it recover and then release it to the wild or keep in an aquarium/pond system?
Hmm it should be possible to keep it in a large tank but it would have to be very clean water i'd just try cool water in a large unheated tank indoors and a good mature filter. Somthing to aid healing my help but be careful if its very weak.
Edit: Just noticed your not in the UK, so i'm not 100% on your local species.
But if they keep it and heal it up get a shot of it. If it gets better get another image as i can't see any markings too well and stone loach are banded usually and only about 3-4 inches long.
If it has some external parasites a half dosage of Ektol crystal may help anything skin related but be careful if it's weak.
Do you have a link to the forum post?
Edit: don't worry i've found it.
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/ba ... -barbatula
East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
Turns out the loach was too injured and didn't make it. It was 8-10" long so probably not a stone loach.
The poster that found this in their pond is keen on getting loaches and I have asked them to join your great site and learn more about their needs and care before they jump in.
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