05-11-2013, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Chesherca
Oh for goodness sake! How are you ever going to catch ONE loach in a tank like that?!!
I'm kind of laughing and groaning at the same time here - good luck!
I'm not quite sure. how ever it happens I'm sure to put Queen in a bad mood. Poor girl, she just wants to eat, and be happy and I'm going in to stir up the tank.
In happier news I've moved the SAE into the 150. I put him a bucket to float and came back to him staring at me inside the fish tank. Little bugger decided to let himself in. He's swimming well though, and schooling with the other SAE.
On flip terms, now that I have the loaches in a big open tank, I can see what looks like barbel erosion. That's a problem because it can open up loaches to bacterial infection. Whopper, the fat female yoyo loach is now infected bacterial wise. Found her struggling on her side in the back of the tank. Last night we moved her into the 20. I put an airstone in and ran a strong dose of melafix. She survived the night and is being a hidey loach. But her whole body looks so much better. I'm now dosing the big tank with Rid Ich Plus to take care of what looks like a low level ich infection...and Melafix to help heal an sooth those worn down barbels and prevent any other fish coming own sick.
I kind of expected this with the move...but I'm prepared to do what it takes to make everyone happy and healthy again.