View Full Version : my sick clowns LOVE IT!!!

06-28-2008, 01:11 AM
right now i have 3 clown loachs in my 10 gallon hospital tank(ich :c11: )....there was no gravel...no sand...nothing at the bottem i throw some tiped over oraments so they have places to hide....today i got a bag of pool filter sandand put a thin layer in the tank to releave some stress on the poor loachs.....as soon as they came out they started to roll(literaly) in the sand and shifted threw it with there noses and are having a great time.......i dont have any question or anything i was just soo happy about it i had to sharethumbs2:

06-28-2008, 01:28 AM
Thats good. Sounds like the loaches have recovered from their Ich:ssmile:

06-28-2008, 01:31 AM
yea i think they have....planning on putting them with the crowd ethier......saturday.....or mondaythumbs2:

06-28-2008, 03:28 AM
Awe thats so cool! :)

06-28-2008, 07:58 AM
thats good newsthumbs2: thumbs2: thumbs2:

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2008, 10:24 AM
I put a piece of slate in the tank for them as I found they love to slide around on that smooth surface. Sometimes I'll look in the tank and all 5 will be laying on it. I have sand in the tanks for mine, too. They like to dig around in it. Much better than gravel.

06-28-2008, 10:41 AM
Good to hear that youre doing good thumbs2:

06-29-2008, 07:54 PM
That's good to hear.

06-29-2008, 07:58 PM
pretty cool man, always nice when you make a decision that the fish enjoy! good job!

Lady Hobbs
06-29-2008, 09:35 PM
They are probably rolling around in that gravel due to the ick. They finally have something to scratch themselves on. They couldn't do that on a smooth bottom.

Careful how you medicate these guys. A lot of the meds will burn them.

06-29-2008, 11:24 PM
yea i know.....they say 5ml per 10 gallons i put about 3-4ml

06-29-2008, 11:35 PM
you should really be using salt at half the recomended dose to treat loaches for ich, in combo with increased temp(86 degrees) and darkness(helps keep the ich from attatching to the fish. good luck. most ich treatments are highly toxic to loaches and not recommended.

06-30-2008, 12:15 AM
well there cured.....there with the rest of the fish now and doing fine...thanks for to concern though