???about Pangio Kuhli loaches from new fishkeeper
Have 5 Pangio Kuhli Loaches. Will add more later.
Currently fighting Ich with all the other fish. Kuhli's have been removed and isolated into a different tank to regulate more closely their treatment.
The Kuhli loaches do not appear to be showing any symptoms of Ich yet. Even though they did not appear to show any symptoms at the time (but the little bougars are hard to catch a good view of) decided to treat as a precaution since they would be most likely to get Ich as a bottome dweller and also several of the other fish they were sharing tank with have it.
Treated their water with salt (1T per 5 gallons) and raised their temp (now at 80F). Any thoughts or opinions from anyone with Pangio Kuhli's who have had to battle Ich on them???
Since Kuhli's are different fish somehow and more sensitive to meds/salt than other fish.....will the symptoms of Ich appear the same on their bodies as white spots?
I ask because two of them looked really pale, almost washed out white, during the stress of transferring them to their quarantine tank. (They had to spend several hours in a bucket while went to get an extra tank for them).
It was scarey to see their color so pale. And they all seemed really listless and easy to catch compared to usual magical abilities. Now, they are a little more active and eating, but still not AS active as normal... and strangely enough their color has darkened again.
Is color change normal for these loaches under certain circumstances?
How long must leave them in this salt/heat therapy before can change their water and feel safe they did not get the Ich from the other fish?