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Old 05-31-2017, 01:46 AM   #1
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Can clown loaches tolerate aquarium salt?

I just need to do an ich treatment. Fricken mollies got it AGAIN. 2nd time
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:05 AM   #2
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I would just use Kordon rid ich plus and get the ich killed right...
Start with half dose day one [after large water change]
then if all is well and clowns are still active go to full strength on day 2..
Mollies and clowns are known as ich magnets to many..I have had my clowns for 10-15 years now.
This IS how I have treated my tank when other fish had ich...
I am ALL against the heat and salt crap....
If you don't kill the ich it will kill your fish...
Continue treatment for 3-7 days after you see last spot.
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I would go the temp route (2 weeks at 86F) before meds.
Was anything recently added to the tank? Would strongly suggest a quarantine tank for all new arrivals.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:40 AM   #4
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Malachite green and loaches generally dont mix too well.

The heat treatment method that Fresh2o mentioned is safe for the fish and your beneficial bacteria. Thats how i would (and have) personally treat my tanks.

In the future a qt tank would be highly recommended.
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Same on the salt as a no.

Guess I'll muddy the waters somewhat CB makes a really good point on the initial half dose on meds if you go down that road.

The heat treatment is also successful.

Personally in an expensive planted tank and caught straight away, I'd try heat. Bad case or in the middle of winter or just had a bacterial infection, would go meds (right after I changed shops if that's twice from one shop).
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