Yikes, that clown loach is skinny alright.. Never seen one like that.. To try and attempt to treat the skinny disease, I'd say you should use Maracyn one and Maracyn II medication and medicated de-worming fish flakes in combination (make sure the medicated flakes are all eaten, if not, remove..) for the clown loach separated in a 10 gallon hospital tank; that is what I would do. This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. They were doing great for all that time, plump and happy. How are they doing now? Do you love them? by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 am, Post You can treat the infestation with medication but read the label carefully. First thing one has to do is figure out what the exact issue is, as each medication is designed for specific issues. Assuming its skinny disease. Do you love them? Fish are initially eating, and behaving normally, but losing weight, and eventually, left untreated, it leads to death. In this case, as the name suggests, your Clown Loach lose weight dramatically even after being fed fair amount of food. As well as following every cure guide on every forum. Once again, look at your purchase source carefully before you bring your fish home. If so, increase the oxygenation in the tank either with an airstone or by dropping the water level to allow the surface to splash while we try to sort this out. Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? From what I understand this is a fast paced bacterial disease. The guy who I bought the loaches off of had a deal and it was something like 3 for the price of 2 so I assumed 3 alone would be OK. Be careful over choice of treatment, as some brands claim to be hazardous to Clown loaches, although no literature details why this may be the case. I work today and I want to pick up some medication that may help him. That's. Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. A simple way to diagnose this ailment is watching the clown's eating habits. Are there any signs to look for to know if your clown loach is sick? Human epidemics of granulomatous skin disease have occurred from swimming in infected water. by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 am, Post We all know that precaution is better than cure. Watch Queue Queue. The other loach is looking really well and filled out with beautiful colours but this guy is quite pale now and you can see his backbone too easily - when you look at him from above - it looks like a knife!! This can be diagnosed fairly easily. He is very skinny and hasn't been gaining any weight at all. Update: It's a form of parasitic worm that lives in the intestines of … by Alex... » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:57 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests. The first is known as ich (short for ichthyophthirius), a disease caused by a parasite that results in small white speckles across the surface of the fish. Does your's have white poop? Clown loaches are also prone to “skinny disease” or “knife back disease.” This results from a protozoan infestation. Final Thoughts: Clown Loach is a funny species that can make an excellent addition to any peaceful community tank. If the clown loaches in your aquarium are eating healthy amounts of nutritious food, but are still losing weight then they may have "skinny disease". The second illness is known as skinny disease. The second issue is regarded as skinny diseases and is an illness that is the internal infestation. Another common issue is called Skinny Disease. Another major disease that they get hit by is the Skinny Disease. I lost a clown loach that I have had for several months to what I believe was skinny disease last week. Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. Ichthyophthirius (Ich) Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. Reommended treatments that show up are levimasol, api general cure , metro soaked food. If your clown loach is infected by ich, it might show up certain symptoms like white spots on the body. Thanks Dwarf chain loaches are also susceptible to flukes and worms. Caused by internal parasites, you need to consult a veterinarian if your fish contract this disease. Skinny disease is not always recoverable, and loaches are particularly prone. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:04 pm, Post The best treatment for clown fishes diseases is sometimes as simple as slowly raising the temperature (sudden changes in water temperature can do more harm that good) to between 85F and 90F for up to 7-10 days. Are you interested in Loaches? Is it safe to treat for parasites at the same time? It’s a highly contagious disease. In more academic circles the term "Chronic Wasting Syndrome" is employed. I have had three clown loachs for about two years now, one 2", one 3" and one 4". Skinny disease is not a disease, being skinny is generally a symptom of an internal issue of one type or another. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. The term "Skinny Disease" has been around in the hobby for a long time. This mode of human infection is much more common than infection from exposure to infected tropical fish tanks. I have 2 large peices of driftwood. The forum for the very best information on loaches of all types. But I have had him less than a month. I wanted to get some more clowns because I thought they would be happier in a larger group. They died about 5 days later after showing no signs of being ill,now my smallest clown that i have had for 2 months has just died. Treatment with Kusuri wormer was key to success. The disease causes visible white spots all over the body. Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? Aug 17, 2014 #8 Your loach may not even have worms. I have 6 clown loach ranging from 1" upto 4". Early signs all the way to serious cachexia. Could you give me a little info on this disease? The tank is a 320 litre, well established, no other diseases on any other fish except this loach, water parameters are perfect, we do regular water changes, always conditioned water, same temp as the tank! Post What are the symptoms? Used to describe an illness that presents with fish who become progressively skinny. Do you like them? My clown loach are dying! I have extra oxygenation by way of a bubble bar already (as silly as it sounds, I love having a bubble curtain in the back of all my tanks!) You can identify it through the white lesions that form on the fish’s skin. Yup I knew about clown loach and I know a guy who will be happy to take them off of me when they outgrow their space. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:40 pm, Post As for my unwell loaches, I am leaving them for some time to see whether they recover after their dose. Another, possibly 2, have it now. Personally, I'm not 100% sure but it's probably the first thing to treat for. I bought 2 new clown's about a week ago and put them in with the drip method as i have done with all my fish in all 3 of my tanks. Skinny disease is best treated with a dewormer such as fenbendazole or levamisole. Well, the most skinny loach has died. The most common problem you’ll have to deal with is Ich. If you could give me step by step instructions as to how to sort this out would appreciate it! Animals can waste away as a symptom of disease even if eating reasonably well. Loaches, having almost no scales, tend to acquire illnesses easily. 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