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Old 12-13-2004, 12:16 PM   #11
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In my 55 Gallon, I have a sextet of Clown Loaches.
5 of them are plump and happy and the sixth while seemingly happy is thin as a rake with dark black blotches on his sides. He eats. He swims vigorously. But he's just wasting away. I am in a quandary. Ought I to euthanize him or let nature take its course. I had intended to leave things to nature, but it's taking a very long time. Jeff
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How about treating him? He has internal parasites. Quarrantine him & treat w/Discomed, or try somthing similar. http://puffer.proboards2.com/index.c...num=1093270673
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #13
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I'd agree...the alcohol method is not all that good. The fish was thrashing around and breathing fast.

Strange....that's now I get when I have alcohol.

The clove/freezing method sounds better. Or the much harder to the owner whack/head cutting
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Alas, the tank I would have set up for quarantine, I have set up as a SW FOWLR experiment. Would it be advisable to treat the whole FW tank? I had decided upon giving over the quarantine tank to SW as I felt that I did not want to make any new additions. Jeff
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:43 PM   #15
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Get yourself a cheap 10gal tank, a 50w heater, and a cheap sponge filter (you may already have an air pump). That's all you need for quarrantine. The small investment will really be worth it over time. I hate to treat an entire tank when only one fish needs it.

After treatment, rinse out the sponge and zap it in the microwave for 15 seconds, then run it in your big tank behind something and it will get seeded and ready for whenever you might need it again.
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I have treated the whole tank (their food is soaked in the med), it won't hurt healthy fish.
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