Originally Posted by bettababy
Once I have answers to the questions I've asked I can begin to diagnose the actual problem and offer you a safe treatment plan.
Unfortionately, he died last night. Poor little guy :(
Its a 60 litre tank
2 Black Kuhli Loaches
2 Pretty tetras (one of which has the same disease but is coping better)
1 Small Plec
1 Upside down catfish
2 Butterfly fish
Tank has been set up since December, Used a few litres of water from my old 30 litre tank to get it going, the rest was treated with anti chlorine treatment.
I have recently done 20% every week. Today i was told where its a new tank, i should be doing this every 3 days. So thats what i'll do from now on.
Water was 24 deg.C Upped it to 26deg.C
I have gravel In the tank (small spherical, 2-3mm diameter)
I dont have a quarentine tank, and only have one fish left with the disease.
Ammonia and nitrite levers are low. Sorry, should have used something more descriptive than "spot on"
Did a water change today with some new, more expensive water treatment, it treats ammonia, nitrite and nitrate which should bring the high nitrate level down.
Pump is near enough new so the carbon is good and i gravel vac when i water change.
I have started a 7 day Ichicide treatment course. I was told to do a 20% water change before i started with the Ichicide which i have done. I ised 10ml of the treatment for the 60 liters. The water has become clear so im guessing it has mixed properly.
Thanks for your help, i hope this is enough details for you. Shame i didn't catch the infection before i could have saved him.