Newby with 2 really skinny Clown loaches

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Rhonda A
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Newby with 2 really skinny Clown loaches

Post by Rhonda A » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:26 pm

Hi I am Rhonda from Western Australia, I have had clown loaches for 2 years, and enjoy them so much, but just recently I have notice that "Harry" and "Junior" have got really skinny, and lethargic... Please help..

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Re: Newby with 2 really skinny Clown loaches

Post by Diana » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:57 am

Many bottom feeding fish are subject to internal parasites. I would treat them with Prazi-Pro or similar medication.
Also, look up Skinny Disease, a more complex problem including internal parasites and bacterial infection.
The treatment in this case is to alternate between anti-parasite medicine and antibiotics.
38 tanks, 2 ponds over 4000 liters of water to keep clean and fresh.

Happy fish keeping!

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