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Old 04-21-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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Yo yo loaches dead?

Hi just found both my yoyo loaches dead water is ok no problems with that just wondered what you think just abit weird how both of them are dead
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:10 AM   #2
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Water is "okay" is a very subjective term... What exactly are the params in your tank?
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:15 AM   #3
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Ph 6.8 ammonia 0-0.5 nitrite 0 nitrate 0
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:49 AM   #4
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Silly question but are they actually dead dead? Mine sleep rolled over looking like they need coffee...
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Yea that's what I thought but no they are dead I'm just wondering could it be catfish?
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Yo yo loaches dead?

Dang, bad news. Was hoping there.

Has the tank being going long and loaches in for a while? Any changes to the tank?

Normally I'd say they are pretty tough and hold their own. Any marks or anything on them? Very quick I assume ?
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Yea tanks been going for a while and they have been in for around 5 months they were a medium size no marks that I can see just abit pale?
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Nothing springs to mind. So both loaches died, catfish fine and other fish fine? Did it happen after anything eg water change?
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Yea everything else is fine only thing I can think of is I changed the uv bulb in the steriliser
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:30 PM   #10
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Changing the UV bulb wouldn't cause any problems. Honestly you should have any ammonia in an established tank unless it's coming from your tap water. Both loaches dying at the same time indicates a problem. Loaches are very prone to ick and often have it in the gills where you can even see it. Had you noticed them rubbing or flashing over the past few days/weeks? Did you see any bullying from another type of fish? What is your exact stock list?
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No no rubbing or flashing they just used to chase each other around I keep discus cardinals clown loaches tetras few Corys and catfish
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I've got 3 synodontis and a hoplo catfish would these be ok with my other fish?
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You have discus in a cycling tank?
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No it's not cycling
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Is that in the 600litre tank? Just double-checking but could another fish have died and they snacked on it?

I was also wondering if you use tap water for water changes? I'm always a little puzzled with 0 nitrate readings I confess so also just double-checking the tests are done as per instructions? Still stumped, I would have thought the corys and discus to be the more sensitive fish.
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No nothing else has died I also have clown loaches and they are ok?
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I'm out of ideas I'm afraid - there isn't anything I can think of or seeing in this to track down.

I think the first one died of old age, the second one thought it was a game and followed on.

Hopefully it was a one off. If anything comes to mind on cause would definitely be interested.
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Yea hopefully it was a one off and yes I'll keep you posted thanks for your help
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