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    Did a water change on my clown loach tank just now. Came back 45 minutes later to feed them and 2 of my 8 loaches are stone dead. No signs of distress whatsoever from the survivors, nor from the dozens of danios and the pleco in that tank. Water parameters check out just fine, 0/0/15.

    I'm pretty crushed. What did I do? Did I forget to add prime (I have since added a double dose just in case)? I can't say with complete confidence that I remembered. You would think other fish would be showing signs of distress... or that there would be an ammonia reading. Temperature variance? I was keeping an eye on that as I refilled the tank... and if there was one, the heaters got it back up within that 45 minute window. What else could I have done?

    Really upset. These fish grow so slowly, I've had them for a year and I was just admiring the size they put on... and now I just killed two of them somehow.
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    test your tap water, maybe they increased the chloramine level.

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    I don't have anything to directly test for chlorine/chloramine... would that show up as ammonia, or not?
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
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    Sorry for your loss.

    It would not. Clownloaches can be very sensative to chlorine. Compared to the rest of your fish they are sensetive to everything.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Brhino, could you please describe the % of the water change and frequency you used to follow?

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    50% weekly.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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