12-01-2012, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Chesherca
I'm so sorry. . . poor little one. . .
At least such sad news is tempered with some happy, though. Glad to hear that the 80g is taking the heat treatment well. Are your loaches reacting in any way to the higher temps? Why did you decide to confine little BlueGill?
Keep us posted on how things progress with the ich treatment, glad you caught it early, and it hopefully won't get a chance to really cause trouble. . .
Sorry again to hear about the little loach. . .
Been doing some thinking and took a good look at the wound. The two big 5-6" burmese loaches are definitely the culprit here. I am thinking that they are reacting badly to the removal of their favorite place to sleep/hide. I may have created a hostile environment...and not realized it.
Next week we are getting new wood to prevent anymore issues if the other Yoyo lasts this long.
In the mean time we went out and got Kordon's Ich Attack, it's a big bottle and is all herbal. Many loach keepers report having success using this in combination with the heat treatment. Losing one loach is devastating enough to me. If there is something preventative I can do for the others I want to. I am not doing the full treatment due to how sensitive loaches and eels are. Instead I did half a dose.
The loaches are still digging and scratching. As they flash I can see stuff flying off their bodies. So far they don't seem to be gasping or having trouble getting oyxgen.
Blue-gill went into solitary confinement because I noticed that he began developing signs of illness too and had labored breathing. He was having to shoot up to get air and night and sleeping all the way at the bottom of the tank. I wanted to give him the chance to sleep easy at night with better access to air while he fights it. During the day he goes back out again. Today he seems strong and alert enough to handle being free at night.
Last edited by Sanguinefox; 12-01-2012 at 07:51 PM..