clown loach skinny disease

Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? by Alex... » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:36 am, Post I have 6 clown loach ranging from 1" upto 4". by Alex... » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:57 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests. Post The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. Loaches, having almost no scales, tend to acquire illnesses easily. Ich is a parasitic disease that easily spreads to other fish. That poor loach will likely not recover; he seems very far gone. The most common problem you’ll have to deal with is Ich. If your loaches are eating a nitrous and healthy amounts and still seems to loose weight it is a good chance it has skinny disease. i have lost one to the disease and now another is showing symptoms, any help appreciated. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:40 pm, Post Skinny disease will wipe out all your loaches. Does your's have white poop? This forum is for all health-related questions on Loaches and other freshwater fish. Levamasole seems to be recommended a lot, but it seems to target smaller amount of worm types and not parasites. 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. Dwarf chain loaches are also susceptible to flukes and worms. This disease will usually attack a sore or abrasion … Looks like all the anti-parasite meds they have specifically state to not use on Loaches or other sensitive fish. A simple way to diagnose this ailment is watching the clown's eating habits. 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". Are there any signs to look for to know if your clown loach is sick? on it's own pump. Hi tanker, Brian.. Yeah true.. but guys, honestly I would think a 10 gallon would suffice if the clown loach is small enough 4"-5" like the ones Dave has; and the tank is provided with some plastic plants and rocks to provide a bit of hiding and security would help with the clowns being skittish. The reason I ask is that I have two clown loaches bought approx three weeks apart (bought two together, one died it was replaced a few weeks later), and one has grown really well, filled out and is a good colour. PraziPro or Tetra Parasite Guard seem to be recommenced for a broader spectrum of worms, etc. Animals can waste away as a symptom of disease even if eating reasonably well. He is very skinny and hasn't been gaining any weight at all. I have moved them to a quarantine tank and am treating with maracyn and maracyn 2. One of the two remaining is also skinny. Are you interested in Loaches? Another common affliction of clown loaches is "skinny disease". The disease causes visible white spots all over the body. It is also caused by an intestinal parasite. couple questions. Clown loaches are also prone to “skinny disease” or “knife back disease.” This results from a protozoan infestation. This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. How are they doing now? Are you interested in Loaches? Another, possibly 2, have it now. Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:19 pm. The second illness is known as skinny disease. Aug 17, 2014 #8 Your loach may not even have worms. Caused by internal parasites, you need to consult a veterinarian if your fish contract this disease. Thank you, thank you, thank you chefkeith! Treatment with Kusuri wormer was key to success. Early signs all the way to serious cachexia. Is it contagious? Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. by shari2 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:50 am, Post Basically, it’s a parasitic infection. This video is unavailable. by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:35 pm, Post This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. I have 2 large peices of driftwood. I bought three new clowns all at 2". Skinny disease is best treated with a dewormer such as fenbendazole or levamisole. If your clown loach is infected by ich, it might show up certain symptoms like white spots on the body. 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. 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. In more academic circles the term "Chronic Wasting Syndrome" is employed. There are two primary diseases that afflict botia. Praziquental is primarily designed for flukes, and tape worms/nematodes. You can identify it through the white lesions that form on the fish’s skin. Skinny disease is not always recoverable, and loaches are particularly prone. I have had three clown loachs for about two years now, one 2", one 3" and one 4". 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. I wanted to get some more clowns because I thought they would be happier in a larger group. What are the symptoms? 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. Once again, look at your purchase source carefully before you bring your fish home. Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. clown loach skinny disease? Do you love them? So after a bit of research I heard about 'skinny disease', and it appears that may be what is wrong with him. Could you give me a little info on this disease? I found one treatment that focuses on parasites that manifest with white stringy poop. I work today and I want to pick up some medication that may help him. My clown loach are dying! 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! There is a skinnyish clown loach in main tank as well. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 am, Post I read that once a loach starts getting skinny there's no ... May 9, 2007 12,102 9,501 3,330 61 Northwest Canada. Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. has anyone dealt with skinny disease in clown loaches in the uk. From what I understand this is a fast paced bacterial disease. The very term "Skinny Disease" is improper, it is a symptom. Skinny disease is not a disease, being skinny is generally a symptom of an internal issue of one type or another. If you search for skinny/wasting disease in loaches there are heaps of forums / sites about it. If your Pond Loach has it, you must quarantine them immediately and provide treatment in a separate tank. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:09 pm, Post Been dealing with a black spot, skin issue over the last couple weeks. Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? 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!! Anyone with pics of fish that you think may have/had skinny disease/CWS please post them here. https://plecoplanet.com/health/how-to-t ... nus-worms/. The disease shows itself as a consistent loss of weight, paying little attention to how much nourishment the fish eats. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:34 pm, Post I have heard of them getting skinny disease but cant seem to find any pictures! Do you like them? What is skinny disease? Watch Queue Queue 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. Well, the most skinny loach has died. You can treat the infestation with medication but read the label carefully. I don't see any reference on either medication for "skinny disease" though. The second issue is regarded as skinny diseases and is an illness that is the internal infestation. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:26 pm, Post by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:50 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests. Q. Is it ok to treat the fish while in a tank with others? But I have had him less than a month. That's. Human epidemics of granulomatous skin disease have occurred from swimming in infected water. I lost a clown loach that I have had for several months to what I believe was skinny disease last week. 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!) Assuming its skinny disease. Come learn from our membership's vast experience! Is his respiration any faster than the other fish? A fish vet who keeps clown loaches himself told me "skinny disease" was caused by nematodes. I first noticed it last night so thought I would check that the loach is eating....seems to be in small amounts, I was worried about the other fish snatching up all the food, but I always have cucmber in the tank for the fish to nibble on so the loach is not skinny because it is starving to death. A lot of newly imported clown loaches are prone to this illness especially the ones that are kept in high concentrations. 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. The second issue, childishly referred to as 'skinny disease', is most likely an internal, Spironucleus type of infestation. Thanks In this case, as the name suggests, your Clown Loach lose weight dramatically even after being fed fair amount of food. 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. The other is I think the same size as when I got him. From what I can tell parasites, internal one's, are passed on if the loaches eat of the infected corpse. 40 Posts #4 • Dec 14, 2008. We all know that precaution is better than cure. The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. They are doing slightly better, I have moved my healthy clown loach into my main tank so he is safe from any parasites. Final Thoughts: Clown Loach is a funny species that can make an excellent addition to any peaceful community tank. Reommended treatments that show up are levimasol, api general cure , metro soaked food. Fish are initially eating, and behaving normally, but losing weight, and eventually, left untreated, it leads to death. If your loaches are eating a nitrous and healthy amounts and still seems to loose weight it is a good chance it has skinny disease. They were doing great for all that time, plump and happy. As well as following every cure guide on every forum. I know clown loaches can stay still for a long time and appear dead, but he didn't look well at all. 'Skinny Disease' is a term that is applied to what amounts to 'Chronic Wasting Syndrome'. Personally, I'm not 100% sure but it's probably the first thing to treat for. I just checked Petco's website, as I frequent the store since it's close. Do you like them? by shari2 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:59 pm, Post They can leach nutrients from the fish, resulting in something aquarists call “skinny disease.” by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:04 pm, Post 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. Ichthyophthirius (Ich) Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. First thing one has to do is figure out what the exact issue is, as each medication is designed for specific issues. He's very very skinny. by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 am, Post The forum for the very best information on loaches of all types. Post Another common issue is called Skinny Disease. by Vivo » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:19 pm, Post Is it safe to treat for parasites at the same time? It does better address the fact that it is a concatenation of issues that leads fish to look skinny. Watch Queue Queue. The chances are that the loaches are already infected with Ich or skinny diseases. http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=534. Your clown grows emaciated, despite a normal appetite. Post by Alex... » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:36 am Hi There, 3 of my clown loaches are suffering severely from skinny disease, I have tried blue planet's fluke worm treatment, as well as melafix and nothing is working. The term "Skinny Disease" has been around in the hobby for a long time. Skinny Disease. His breathing seems pretty normal actually. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:44 pm, Post Do you love them? Another major disease that they get hit by is the Skinny Disease. The reading you have been doing is correct. It’s a highly contagious disease. by JWhipple » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:22 pm, Post 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. As for my unwell loaches, I am leaving them for some time to see whether they recover after their dose. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. If you could give me step by step instructions as to how to sort this out would appreciate it! While purchasing your clown loaches be vigilant; if you see any dead fish in the tank or the fish looks too skinny, stay away from that tank. Clown loach skinny disease - 11/09/06 First off, thanks for the wonderful website, I love reading it! I've been doing a lot of research myself. -- Light is faster than sound... 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