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post #1 of 4 Old 05-18-2010, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Clown loach problem!

I recently had an ick infestation in my tank and is slowly dieing off or is waiting to strike again. My loaches were the only thing that was affected by it. Looking at my 6 loaches I noticed one of them is ghostly looking. He has a near white complection compaired to the other loaches his size. Does anyone know what would be causing this? I saw him yesterday and he seemed to be colored ok.
Does anyone know what might be causing this discoloration in one and not the other 5 clowns.

Thanks for any help!

1 Regular Pleco (4-5 years old), 6 Clown Loaches, 1 Giant Danio (4-5 years old), 3 Koi
62.5g tank

Fish in Cycling. Reedfish, 10 ghost shrimp.
House for the royals
33g long

Striped Raphael catfish, 2 royal pleco.
25g tank

50+ Convict Cichlids babies
15g hex tank
R.I.P Jaws - 18" Pleco ~10 years old.
R.I.P Giant Danio ~5 years old.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-19-2010, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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My clown loach is now looking better with his full color. If anyone knows what could have caused it I would love to know! Thanks! :)

1 Regular Pleco (4-5 years old), 6 Clown Loaches, 1 Giant Danio (4-5 years old), 3 Koi
62.5g tank

Fish in Cycling. Reedfish, 10 ghost shrimp.
House for the royals
33g long

Striped Raphael catfish, 2 royal pleco.
25g tank

50+ Convict Cichlids babies
15g hex tank
R.I.P Jaws - 18" Pleco ~10 years old.
R.I.P Giant Danio ~5 years old.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-20-2010, 03:59 AM
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You might want to send a PM to Lupin or aunt kymmie with a link to this thread, but if I remember correctly it's fairly normal for losers of inter-loach arguments to lose a lot of color like that.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-20-2010, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm, they do seem to argue alot. I have 3 loaches of 2 sizes. Of my 3 big loaches its one of the 2 healthiest that seems to be pale. I saw one of my little ones get something similar but nothing as bad. Once again tonight he's looking pale. Yesterday he was fully colored.

One other thing I noticed was that my loach that had the worst case of ick was acting very weird. He would swim as fast as he could back and forth and then he started chasing his tail at that speed... When I saw him spinning you couldnt even tell what he was. Looking at that loach now it looks like he could be getting another case of ick :( he's got about 6 spots on him again.

1 Regular Pleco (4-5 years old), 6 Clown Loaches, 1 Giant Danio (4-5 years old), 3 Koi
62.5g tank

Fish in Cycling. Reedfish, 10 ghost shrimp.
House for the royals
33g long

Striped Raphael catfish, 2 royal pleco.
25g tank

50+ Convict Cichlids babies
15g hex tank
R.I.P Jaws - 18" Pleco ~10 years old.
R.I.P Giant Danio ~5 years old.
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