2. Cloudy water can mean bacterial bloom, which could either be a mini-cycle or mean that your tank is not fully cycled yet
3. Clown loaches are very sensitive to medications, not sure that I would have gone with something as strong as malachite green - salt & temp increase usually work just fine and are a lot easier for the clowns to handle
4. You also said you slowly raised the temp to 80-82, what was the temp at before? Clowns really enjoy the warmer water temp. all the time, I keep mine at 81 -- when treating for ich, you should be slowly raising the temp. to 85-86 degrees. Here is a really good read on clown care http://www.loaches.com/species-index/cl ... cracanthus
Hopefully some of the experts will chime in --
2. ok, again, cloudiness seems to be better now.
3. I use the amount of salt suggested with regular water changes (1 tablespoon per 5 gallons), so adding salt wouldn't help, as I was already doing that.
4. The guy who gave me the tank told me to keep it at 76-78, so that's where it was, upon doing some reading on my own, realized it really should be warmer, so I have left it at about 80.
Thanks for your thoughts, my main question is, Should I continue to treat the ich for 14 days or add treatment for skinny disease? Is it still likely to be in my tank? Currently all the other fish look great, so like you commented on meds, had to add if not needed. However, if the problem will recur, would rather get the full treatment in now, don't want another clown to get it and die.
Any other advice?
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