KentFishFanUK Posted July 26, 2021 Share Posted July 26, 2021 I found my lovely little hillstream loach who I was discussing on the forum just yesterday dead today and I don't know why. There are no obvious signs of injury or infection externally and didn't look like it had a sunken belly or anything. I can see what looks like internal bleeding inside him but doesn't that happen after death? If not what could have caused it? He has also lost a lot of colour and looked washed out but again that happens when a fish dies anyway right? I can post pics if anyone thinks it might help. He seemed fine just yesterday, munching on algae and repashy soilent green and quite active etc. Unfortunately I won't be able to check parameters until tomorrow morning but all other fishes seem fine. Temperature has been about 76-78F since he went in 10 days ago which is a little warm but I didn't think overly so. I know they like lots of oxygen but I have two air stones plus an internal power filter with its outflow above the water line so thought that would be enough? I did do some maintenance with around 20% water change recently but that must have been a good 48 hours before time of death. He/she was the only hillstream loach in the tank so I have no idea if I should get a new one, obviously I want to but not if it's just likely to die as well. I've had a couple fish deaths before but they were one out of a group of the same fish and as the others were fine I decided it was ok to replace them but as it was the only one I'm not so sure. What would you guys do? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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