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  1. I bought 4 clown loaches from the LFS to get rid of my pond snails. 2 weeks later and they have tiny white spots over them. I don't have a quarantine tank so they went straight into my 300 litre tank. In that tank I also have 20 neon tetras, 4 Cory's, 3 kuhli loaches, 4 Otto's, 5 Harlequin rasboras, 2 mystery snails that have just laid eggs, and a dwarf gourami. I do have one other small 20l tank that has 5 guppies and a molly as residents. I have read that clown loaches have their own specific white spot that they get, so I'm hoping it doesn't spread to the other fish. What would be my best course of action to cure my loaches? I don't mind utilising the smaller tank if needed. Also should I be asking for my money back on the infested loaches?
  2. Can I keep a single Clown Loach in a 29 gallon tank?
  3. 🎶 “It’s such a fine and natural sight, everybody…dancing in the moonlight. “ 🎶
  4. Hello, Has anyone experienced clown loaches getting Black/gray spots in the orange strips, or a tattered dorsal fin that just won't heal? Here is some background of what I have going on: Water parameters: pH : 7.2 Nitrates : > 20ppm Hardness : 300ppm (very hard) Nitrite : 0ppm Ammonia : > 0.25ppm KH/Buffer : 80ppm Water Temperature : 80 degrees F I do a 25% water change once a week I have had this clown loach for 10 years with no issues. In November I noticed his dorsal fin starting to tatter a bit so I treated with Fin and Body Cure and salt for a week, but nothing changed. Around this same time I was cycling a new, bigger tank to move all my fish to, so I moved him first, once it was cycled, to rule out any fin nipping issues with the other fish ( Zebra danios and Blood fin tetra). Once in the new tank he was doing a lot of flashing and seemed pretty stressed, and I noticed the signs of Ich, so I treated him with Ich-x, and that was successful because not too many Ich spots appeared and now there are none. However, he was periodically flashing against the sand and a piece of wood still. In January, I switched to using Prime as my water conditioner to try to get control of the Ammonia (it has consistently been at about 0.25ppm ever since adding the fish) and to see if this would help with the flashing because maybe it was just irritation from the other water conditioner I was using at the time. This is when the black/gray spots in his orange stripes started showing up - also he seemed to "gray out" pretty often too. I did treat with Maracyn and Ich-X again to see if that would help with the fin issue and the flashing and see if that would help with the black/gray spots. Since that treatment and the switch to Prime he has not been flashing (maybe once or twice in the beginning but it has stopped completely, as far as I have seen) but I'm wondering if these Black/gray spots are from the Prime, or the ammonia in the tank? Also, the tattered dorsal fin is still about the same as in November, so I'm wondering if there could be some underlying disease or just stress. I currently have salt in the tank and have for a week now ( 1 Tbsp per 4 gallons) but I'm not seeing any change. Let me know if you need more info or have any thoughts about this. As a side note, I know ideally a clown loach should be with multiples, but when I got him 10 years ago I had not done any research, I just needed something to take care of snails and my LFS recommended a single clown loach. He has been very active and seemingly happy the whole time I've had him and I worry what adding more clown loaches would do after all this time of him being the lone clown loach, so I have not added more to the tank yet. Thank you for reading this very long post :)
  5. I acquired an established 75 gallon with an eclectic mix of, one each of the following: Asian Upside Down Catfish Pictus Four Line Cat Raphael Cat Synodontis Cat Peacock Cichlid Red Zebra Cichlid Cobalt Zebra Cichlid These are all mature, good sized fish (range 3-7”). They have been living together for a couple of years with me and some amount of time before I acquired them. I picked up 6 clown loaches and have been keeping them in quarantine. They are 2.5” size range. Opinions on how they make out with the mix in the established 75, assuming ample places to hide out and access to food? The current inhabitants, specifically the Peacock and Pictis/Upside cats, can be on the aggressive side from time to time (they’re also on the larger end of the size range). Generally the tank has a good balance considering the mix, but it’s not exactly a calm community tank. I’ll be upgrading the tank size for these fish, but not for a couple of years so I’m pretty locked into the current setup for now.
  6. i have nowhere to put it longterm. its in quarintine now because it has ick, velvet, and fin rot (poor thing) the best thing i got is a 50 gallon mbuna tank. my family is absolutely in love with this fish and i dont know how to rehome it without them getting angry at me. i would love to put it with my cichlids long term but i want to get rid of it before it gets huge. thanks
  7. I want to have a planted tank I have very soft water Ph 7 can anybody tell me which substrate brand I should use I'm thinking tiny lava rock then soil than fine sand on top (thin layer)
  8. Hi all I've just setup a 305L Aquarium (80 us gallons) and it measures 40" wide by 2ft deep. Do we think this tank is large enough to keep clown loaches? Thanks Aaron
  9. Tiger barbs and parrot chichlid and clown loaches in a 40 gallon tank how many should i put in
  10. I know loaches are known to eat snails. Does this include mystery snails?
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