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badwitch62 02-28-2009 03:48 PM

sick,dying loach
hi, i just found this site and hope someone can help......i just bought 3 loaches-eel like--
they have been fine,until this mornin, 1 just layin there dead
they r in a 10g tank and thewre only mates is 4 adf they are very compatitable together
the dead loach has no white spots or in juries..........................everybody says they are easy to care for....but i am having no luck.........any advice would be a blessing

aunt kymmie 02-28-2009 03:53 PM

Hi Ellen-

Sorry to hear about your troubles. We need more info from you in order to figure out what's wrong. How long has the tank been set up? What are your water parameters and when did you last test?
10 gl is way to small of a tank to house three loaches (not sure what kind you have...can you describe them?) and 4 ADF. How many days has it been since you added the loaches? It sounds like ammonia or nitrite poisoning, to me anyway.

willow 02-28-2009 05:36 PM

welcome aboard,sorry to see you having such problems.
as already mentioned,more info would be great.

badwitch62 03-01-2009 05:36 AM

kuhli loach
these are very little fellows...3 inches is all they are long
tank has cycled before adfs or loaches were put in.....i have 6 tanks in my home.have had fish for yrs...i have raised these before,but i am having trouble,dont know why.....
any other reasons you can think of?

aunt kymmie 03-01-2009 11:12 AM

What is your nitrate reading? I've heard kuhlis are sensitive and need stellar water parameters and that they are best added to a mature tank. How long has the tank been set up and when did you add your kuhlis? If your water tests perfect, the tank has been set up for quite awhile and you just aquired the loaches perhaps they weren't healthy when you brought them home??

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