KittenFishMom Posted November 2, 2022 Share Posted November 2, 2022 I saw this kuhli loach not taking cover today. He was just laying on the bottom, looking pale. but the loaches I bought were not all dark. The loach has a white area under the back end edge of it's back fin. It also has a pale area on it's back maybe a half inch in front of the back fin that is about a half inch long and covers both sides of his back. When the guppies swim by, they peck at the white spot as if it were food. The loach will take off at being pecked and swim up the side of the glass, getting his head as far out of the water as he can. He has also done this several time in the isolation contain where he is alone, except for a IAL that has been in the tank 2 days and is very soft. sometimes he is under the leaf, other times he is on top. The other 2 kuhli loach and all the guppies in the tank are behaving normally. I am not sure if isolating the loach would really stress him. I don't know if he is injured or has an infection that could be contagious. There have been no problem with the water in that tank in over a week. I am checking all my tanks at least twice a day as I am starting to transition them to well water. That tanks is stocked mostly smallish female guppies has not been over crowded since the batch of females went to the LFS. Please Let me know what you think is wrong and how best to treat the loach and / or the tank. water parms Nitrate 20 ppm Nitrite 0 ppm GH way above scale of 300ppm Buffere KH 40 ppm pH 6.6 no chlorine temp 81 f You can see the spot best in this photo This one shows the spot and the pale area Here are other shots from different angles. These guys t not like to hold still at all Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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