Originally Posted by bigrift
no all of them died and after a inspection of the gills i could see the ich spred inside. thats strange ya say the salt is bad for them my aunt has them in a brackish tank its 3 years old and doing just fine. i could have possibly overdone it with the meds although from what i read on that particular product its suposed to be totaly non toxic to fish in any dose. anyways i at least tryed they could have just sat and died at the pet store.
Clown loaches were purchased with ICH visible?
In my expierience,medications that say that they are non toxic at double,or triple the recommended dose are often times not very effective. Most often useless,, much like some other herbal remedies (ie) Mela this,or Pima that.
Have used product QUIK CURE (malachite Green, formalin) at half dose with loaches,plecos,and cory's without negative effect's when used as recommended.(more is not better)
Most clown loaches are wild caught, and some fair poorly during transport and then they are kept in store tanks often with other fishes that may be harboring parasites ,and or those little cups of salt that you often see in tanks at Petco or Petsmart.( Stressful)
Some say that in the wild that these fish (clown loaches), are found at times in slightly brackish waters but they do not stay there for long for it is not favorable to them.
Most published literature on these fish suggests that they do not appreciate salt and It is unclear what salinity level they can tolerate for what length of time. (my expierience suggests not very much or for very long)
Can only wonder why anyone would choose to keep these fish in Brackish waters but then ,,,why do folks keep goldfish in bowls?