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Weather Loach - Swim Bladder?

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Weather Loach - Swim Bladder?
Old 09-14-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
 
Weather Loach - Swim Bladder?

My Weather (dojo) loach is floating on the top of the tank, he usually hangs out by the bottom. He is farting a lot, and his body looks swolen. How do I know if it is a bladder problem, or if he will deflate himself?
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
 
It doesn't sound good. Did you see the post about dropsey? Someone else used epsom salt (1/4 tsp per gallon) and it worked. I don't know if loaches are different because they don't have the scales - I heard they don't tolerate salt well.

I hope someone who knows more can help. I have two dojo loaches and I have never seen either hang out at the top other than swimming around quickly to signal the weather change., then hiding again.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:55 AM   #3
 
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Have you see him poop? Are his scales raised? Or is he swimming around in circles? Whats your tank size and water parameters?

Will he eat? If he can thats a good but I would probably fast him for a couple days just incase.
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