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Old 06-11-2016, 07:02 AM   #1
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Hi all I'm a new member. Please help?? Can anybody tell me why my yoyo loach keeps flicking? He's ok for a couple of weeks &I then he starts again? I have had him a year now.


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Hello,

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There is a search function on the app or website which can be handy to try.

Is anything changing in the tank when flicking. Which I assume is around the gills?
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There is a search function on the app or website which can be handy to try.

Is anything changing in the tank when flicking. Which I assume is around the gills?
Hi delapool thanks for answering. I sometimes have too much brown algae which is when I do a water change. I have 180lts 47us gals & 4neons 6glowlights 2clowns & 2 angelfish as well as my yoyo. My yoyo is the only one that is flicking there is no white spot on any of them so don't know why he keeps doing it?? Help
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Introduction and help needed.

Could it be after a water change or feeding? Or if the algae gets too much? Also no filter wool or anything like that exposed in tank?

If just occasional then it doesn't sound like a parasite (check gill plates are closing properly and not red), just something in the water that irritates every so often. Or if after feeding time, that should be fine.

Mine did it for several months before stopping.

Is the algae going away?

Last to check would be do you have water test readings? Ph, nitrates, etc.
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Could it be after a water change or feeding? Or if the algae gets too much? Also no filter wool or anything like that exposed in tank?

If just occasional then it doesn't sound like a parasite (check gill plates are closing properly and not red), just something in the water that irritates every so often. Or if after feeding time, that should be fine.

Mine did it for several months before stopping.

Is the algae going away?

Last to check would be do you have water test readings? Ph, nitrates, etc.






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Yoyo has been ok but everything going brown again & he's started flicking again? When I do a water change the water failey clear but my plants & all stones & shells are brown my nitrates are 20 & nitrites 0 so I'm going to do another water change & see if he starts again when next one due again??


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I do about 30% weekly water changes. I don't think weekly water changes is uncommon.

This sounds like just an irritation but I'm assuming your tank is a year old and cycled? Also how long are you running lights for?
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I do about 30% weekly water changes. I don't think weekly water changes is uncommon.

This sounds like just an irritation but I'm assuming your tank is a year old and cycled? Also how long are you running lights for?


Thanks Delapool I have only had this tank since Feb but it was bought then from other owners who used it as cold water!! I have had 3 tanks in the last year gone to a bigger one each time. I have had tanks before & I probably done water changes every week then so I think that's what I will have to do!
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Thanks Delapool I have only had this tank since Feb but it was bought then from other owners who used it as cold water!! I have had 3 tanks in the last year gone to a bigger one each time. I have had tanks before & I probably done water changes every week then so I think that's what I will have to do!


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I have done a3rd water change &I I will do test in a couple of hours when everything settled &I I will let you know results.
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