View Full Version : Dojo Loach In Bad Shape

03-17-2008, 11:35 AM
Okay, I've my golden dojo loach for months now and was doing great, but lately he's been floating around the top of my tank. Then I woke up this morning to find that all his fins had been destroyed. There's some white fleshy stuff on his top fin. I really don't want him to die please help me fast.

03-17-2008, 11:39 AM
it could be slime disease or fin rot,have you melafix and pimafix?

03-17-2008, 11:45 AM
It sounds like fin rot alright!! Have you checked the water quality??

03-17-2008, 12:55 PM
Water quality is fine. Also the temperature was a little hot for him so he was floating around the top cooling down, so my gouramis might've beat him up. Also what is melafix and pimafix?

03-17-2008, 01:13 PM
heres a link that gives you full details to what the medications are:


03-17-2008, 01:52 PM
Wow, I hope he pulls through! Do you have a quarintine tank where you could stick him so he doesn't get picked on while he heals? It's always good to have meds on hand incase something like this happens...

03-17-2008, 09:40 PM
I could set-up a quarentine tank, but it would have no heater, not too bad for him since they're a cold water fish. Also I have some tetracyiline or however its spelled.

03-17-2008, 10:16 PM
Why on earth are you keeping coldwater fish with tropical fish?

03-17-2008, 11:46 PM
I don't know I just saw him at the pet store so I got him and brought him home. What other kinds of coldwater fish are there?

03-17-2008, 11:49 PM
dojo loaches
white clouds
paradise fish
zebra danios (can go as low as 70f)

03-19-2008, 12:52 PM
Well he died and I lost my pleco too, I think it infected the pleco too, will it infect any of my other fish? If so how would I treat it?

03-19-2008, 11:31 PM
Sorry to hear about your dojo and your pleco. I hope no one else gets sick.

03-20-2008, 12:46 AM
Please practice responsible fish keeping and you won't keep having these problems. Never buy a fish until you have thoroughly research it.

03-20-2008, 12:46 AM