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Old 06-21-2004, 02:44 AM   #1
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This week is no better…

Last week was the worst I had had in a long time when it comes to my fish. I lost two Mbuna, two Mollies and a flounder Plus my other two flounders ended up in QT while I dealt with my stupid oversight.
All weekend, my fiancé and I were busy getting the wedding invitations ready. I didn’t have a lot of time with my fish, but when I fed the tanks last night, all seemed well, with the exception of my clown loach. He was just kind of sitting in the front of the 50 gal and I didn’t think much of it. Last weekend he was clicking away on the zucchini that was in the tank.
An hour ago, I walked into the room and looked at my tank in time to see the last of my 1 ½ inch clown loaches take his last few breaths I had high hopes for the little guy. Of the three I originally bought, one died right away, one disappeared shortly after and this one was doing well. When my fiancé pulled the clown from the tank, I got a good look at him. The little guy was so skinny. Tank parameters are fine. I’ll chalk this up to poor genetics and it will be a long time before I own any clown loaches again.


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To make you feel a little better, these sort of things happen to even the most experienced aquarists. I wouldn't give up on clown loaches. They are such cool fish Menagerie.
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Sorry to hear that !
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Very sorry about this trouble - you are really getting your share lately. Clown loaches are very susceptible to TB - so watch things in the tank, as I am sure you will!
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I am very sorry to hear that, I hope that whatever is wrong clears up soon!


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