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Clown Loach

Post by val » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:17 am

One of my clown loach got well and truly stuck in one of those fake logs. The loach was covered in slime, I managed to release him and removed as much of the slime as posible from the tank, however, within 30 minutes five other fish in the tank had died. The loach is fine. Is this some kind of poison he released :? :?

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Post by mikev » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:19 am

And where is Mr. Holmes when you need him?

Did you put anything on your hands before releasing the clown? Small amounts of lotions/detergents may kill entire tanks quickly....

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Post by Emma Turner » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:00 pm

Hi Val,

Sorry to hear about your Clown. They like tight crevices, and usually if they can get in somewhere, they can get out. Yours doesn't seem to have been very lucky though. :cry:

There was an interesting thread regarding toxicity in Clown Loach slime on here quite recently, which can be viewed here:

Hope this helps,

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Post by andyroo » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:59 pm

I tell ya,
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Re: Clown Loach

Post by Ficks1977 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 am

I hope that other fishes are saved from dying into the tank but slime might have been reacted with the other fished and released the poision and same I've from the essay writing guys there have been saying the same things about poision with

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Re: Clown Loach

Post by redshark1 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm

This is another old thread resurrected by someone offering a commercial service.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-six years of age on 01.01.20, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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