black spots on loach

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fishaddict808
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black spots on loach

Post by fishaddict808 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:48 am

hello im new to this site so hello all. Just wanted to ask a question about my clowns... I have 8 in a 100g tank and noticed that on 5 of them they have these black spots on them. They look like mold or like small midew sopts that are either on their snout and belly. I change my water 30% weekly... currently i have the 8 clowns 5 ottos and out of place small gold severum (moving shortly). Any replys would be great! Thanks!

Diana
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Post by Diana » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:56 am

Hi fishaddict, welcome to Loaches.
Have a look at this post and the links. It is kinda old, I hope some of the pics are still there. Is this what is going on?

http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php ... black+spot
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Post by fishaddict808 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:47 am

Thanks Diana for the reply. So it either can be caused by the carbon, decors in the tank, substrate, tap water quality, or inadequate water changes :?: Or is it mostlikely inadequate water changes :?:

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Post by Diana » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:37 pm

See how several possibilities come up?

If you are using activated carbon, then be sure to rinse it really well so there are not tiny pieced to drift free in the tank.

Monitor the tank conditions with a nitrate test, and do enough water changes, frequency and volume to keep the nitrate well under 20 ppm. Lower is better. When you are doing water changes you are also removing a lot of things that do not show up on a test, such as fish hormones, all sorts of organic matter even microscopic stuff that is in the water and can affect the fish.

Keep an eye on the black areas. Sometimes they will sort of hang around a while even after conditions have improved.
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Post by fishaddict808 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:30 pm

hehehe soo many question i got! i thought that i was the only one with this problem... surprisingly im not! but, again thank you

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Post by Diana » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:39 am

That is one of the benefits of forums like this: The same problems seem to crop up, so a few references to older posts can at least provide a starting point for helping with a 'new' problem.
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Re: black spots on loach

Post by qidunaleq » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:13 am

That was the fish which have the spots of the black colors on the loch of the back side from the front side was yellow. Please mention the all spots on the minds which are lazy on the british assignment writers reviews that will removable from the winners.

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