View Full Version : Loach Illness?

08-18-2006, 01:28 PM
I can't tell if my clown loach is sick or not it seems to not be as active and kinda bloated looking and its eyes look a little bugged out. it is kinda pale but it's been that way since i got it a couple years ago. Just womdering if any body had any idea what might be wrong?

08-18-2006, 09:50 PM
Water parameters?

08-19-2006, 02:47 PM
Water parameters?

What parameters exactly?

08-19-2006, 03:15 PM
The first pic is the healthy loach the next 2 show the eyes of the one i think is ill and the white ring around them plus it just dosn't seem to be acting right.




08-19-2006, 07:16 PM
Look like it might have pop eye. can be treated with a number of meds such as Maracyn, Penicillin, and Tetracycline. Aquarium salt might help but I would recommend something stronger as both eyes are infected.

08-19-2006, 09:50 PM
I am going to try melafix thanks.

Lady Hobbs
09-19-2006, 11:43 PM
Melafix will not fix this particular problem. Your loach does have pop eye which usually is due to a bacterial infection. You definately need to treat him as William suggested. Even then, it may be too late but may help the others from the same fate.