I found one treatment that focuses on parasites that manifest with white stringy poop. This forum is for all health-related questions on Loaches and other freshwater fish. Do you love them? The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:44 pm, Post couple questions. Another major disease that they get hit by is the Skinny Disease. Come learn from our membership's vast experience! Yup I knew about clown loach and I know a guy who will be happy to take them off of me when they outgrow their space. I have 2 large peices of driftwood. What is skinny disease? Another common affliction of clown loaches is "skinny disease". The second issue is regarded as skinny diseases and is an illness that is the internal infestation. by chefkeith » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:45 pm, Post Another, possibly 2, have it now. There are two primary diseases that afflict botia. Is his respiration any faster than the other fish? Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. by Alex... » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:36 am, Post Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:19 pm. Been dealing with a black spot, skin issue over the last couple weeks. So after a bit of research I heard about 'skinny disease', and it appears that may be what is wrong with him. Early signs all the way to serious cachexia. by Vivo » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:19 pm, Post Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:26 pm, Post I work today and I want to pick up some medication that may help him. Your clown grows emaciated, despite a normal appetite. Caused by internal parasites, you need to consult a veterinarian if your fish contract this disease. The guy who I bought the loaches off of had a deal and it was something like 3 for the price of 2 so I assumed 3 alone would be OK. They are doing slightly better, I have moved my healthy clown loach into my main tank so he is safe from any parasites. Basically, it’s a parasitic infection. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:40 pm, Post It’s a highly contagious disease. The very term "Skinny Disease" is improper, it is a symptom. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. Do you like them? I have 6 clown loach ranging from 1" upto 4". by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:04 pm, Post by shari2 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:50 am, Post I first noticed it last night so thought I would check that the loach is eating....seems to be in small amounts, I was worried about the other fish snatching up all the food, but I always have cucmber in the tank for the fish to nibble on so the loach is not skinny because it is starving to death. has anyone dealt with skinny disease in clown loaches in the uk. Praziquental is primarily designed for flukes, and tape worms/nematodes. They died about 5 days later after showing no signs of being ill,now my smallest clown that i have had for 2 months has just died. clown loach skinny disease? I don't see any reference on either medication for "skinny disease" though. I know clown loaches can stay still for a long time and appear dead, but he didn't look well at all. Levamasole seems to be recommended a lot, but it seems to target smaller amount of worm types and not parasites. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:09 pm, Post As well as following every cure guide on every forum. The best treatment for clown fishes diseases is sometimes as simple as slowly raising the temperature (sudden changes in water temperature can do more harm that good) to between 85F and 90F for up to 7-10 days. Could you give me a little info on this disease? The other loach is looking really well and filled out with beautiful colours but this guy is quite pale now and you can see his backbone too easily - when you look at him from above - it looks like a knife!! The tank is a 320 litre, well established, no other diseases on any other fish except this loach, water parameters are perfect, we do regular water changes, always conditioned water, same temp as the tank! Is it ok to treat the fish while in a tank with others? Dwarf chain loaches are also susceptible to flukes and worms. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:34 pm, Post This mode of human infection is much more common than infection from exposure to infected tropical fish tanks. The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. As for my unwell loaches, I am leaving them for some time to see whether they recover after their dose. Thank you, thank you, thank you chefkeith! This video is unavailable. If your clown loach is infected by ich, it might show up certain symptoms like white spots on the body. Post by Alex... » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:36 am Hi There, 3 of my clown loaches are suffering severely from skinny disease, I have tried blue planet's fluke worm treatment, as well as melafix and nothing is working. Aug 17, 2014 #8 Your loach may not even have worms. Hi tanker, Brian.. Yeah true.. but guys, honestly I would think a 10 gallon would suffice if the clown loach is small enough 4"-5" like the ones Dave has; and the tank is provided with some plastic plants and rocks to provide a bit of hiding and security would help with the clowns being skittish. If you search for skinny/wasting disease in loaches there are heaps of forums / sites about it. I bought 2 new clown's about a week ago and put them in with the drip method as i have done with all my fish in all 3 of my tanks. If your loaches are eating a nitrous and healthy amounts and still seems to loose weight it is a good chance it has skinny disease. Skinny Disease. If the clown loaches in your aquarium are eating healthy amounts of nutritious food, but are still losing weight then they may have "skinny disease". Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. Is it safe to treat for parasites at the same time? Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? The forum for the very best information on loaches of all types. While purchasing your clown loaches be vigilant; if you see any dead fish in the tank or the fish looks too skinny, stay away from that tank. What are the symptoms? He is very skinny and hasn't been gaining any weight at all. Anyone with pics of fish that you think may have/had skinny disease/CWS please post them here. His breathing seems pretty normal actually. How are they doing now? Clown loaches are also prone to “skinny disease” or “knife back disease.” This results from a protozoan infestation. Skinny disease will wipe out all your loaches. Is it contagious? Yikes, that clown loach is skinny alright.. Never seen one like that.. To try and attempt to treat the skinny disease, I'd say you should use Maracyn one and Maracyn II medication and medicated de-worming fish flakes in combination (make sure the medicated flakes are all eaten, if not, remove..) for the clown loach separated in a 10 gallon hospital tank; that is what I would do. The reading you have been doing is correct. Do you like them? I wanted to get some more clowns because I thought they would be happier in a larger group. Reommended treatments that show up are levimasol, api general cure , metro soaked food. I just checked Petco's website, as I frequent the store since it's close. Well, the most skinny loach has died. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. Post That's. Are you interested in Loaches? Be careful over choice of treatment, as some brands claim to be hazardous to Clown loaches, although no literature details why this may be the case. Loaches, having almost no scales, tend to acquire illnesses easily. Update: It's a form of parasitic worm that lives in the intestines of … I have extra oxygenation by way of a bubble bar already (as silly as it sounds, I love having a bubble curtain in the back of all my tanks!) From what I understand this is a fast paced bacterial disease. This disease will usually attack a sore or abrasion … In more academic circles the term "Chronic Wasting Syndrome" is employed. Are there any signs to look for to know if your clown loach is sick? They were doing great for all that time, plump and happy. But I have had him less than a month. Used to describe an illness that presents with fish who become progressively skinny. Post Fish are initially eating, and behaving normally, but losing weight, and eventually, left untreated, it leads to death. PraziPro or Tetra Parasite Guard seem to be recommenced for a broader spectrum of worms, etc. Skinny disease is not a disease, being skinny is generally a symptom of an internal issue of one type or another. Assuming its skinny disease. We all know that precaution is better than cure. The term "Skinny Disease" has been around in the hobby for a long time. by JWhipple » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:22 pm, Post Skinny disease is best treated with a dewormer such as fenbendazole or levamisole. The second illness is known as skinny disease. I lost a clown loach that I have had for several months to what I believe was skinny disease last week. Final Thoughts: Clown Loach is a funny species that can make an excellent addition to any peaceful community tank. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 am, Post A simple way to diagnose this ailment is watching the clown's eating habits. Another common issue is called Skinny Disease. The chances are that the loaches are already infected with Ich or skinny diseases. You can identify it through the white lesions that form on the fish’s skin. That poor loach will likely not recover; he seems very far gone. The most common problem you’ll have to deal with is Ich. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:50 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests. Are you interested in Loaches? The other is I think the same size as when I got him. You can treat the infestation with medication but read the label carefully. I've been doing a lot of research myself. Skinny disease is not always recoverable, and loaches are particularly prone. I have heard of them getting skinny disease but cant seem to find any pictures! The second issue, childishly referred to as 'skinny disease', is most likely an internal, Spironucleus type of infestation. by Alex... » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:57 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests. In this case, as the name suggests, your Clown Loach lose weight dramatically even after being fed fair amount of food. Watch Queue Queue If your Pond Loach has it, you must quarantine them immediately and provide treatment in a separate tank. Animals can waste away as a symptom of disease even if eating reasonably well. on it's own pump. by shazam26 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:20 am, Post This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. I have moved them to a quarantine tank and am treating with maracyn and maracyn 2. Once again, look at your purchase source carefully before you bring your fish home. 40 Posts #4 • Dec 14, 2008. The reason I ask is that I have two clown loaches bought approx three weeks apart (bought two together, one died it was replaced a few weeks later), and one has grown really well, filled out and is a good colour. Ichthyophthirius (Ich) Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. It does better address the fact that it is a concatenation of issues that leads fish to look skinny. by shari2 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:59 pm, Post If your loaches are eating a nitrous and healthy amounts and still seems to loose weight it is a good chance it has skinny disease. Clown loach skinny disease - 11/09/06 First off, thanks for the wonderful website, I love reading it! Human epidemics of granulomatous skin disease have occurred from swimming in infected water. https://plecoplanet.com/health/how-to-t ... nus-worms/. If you could give me step by step instructions as to how to sort this out would appreciate it! i have lost one to the disease and now another is showing symptoms, any help appreciated. Ich is a parasitic disease that easily spreads to other fish. If so, increase the oxygenation in the tank either with an airstone or by dropping the water level to allow the surface to splash while we try to sort this out. One of the two remaining is also skinny. I have had three clown loachs for about two years now, one 2", one 3" and one 4". This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. They can leach nutrients from the fish, resulting in something aquarists call “skinny disease.” Does your's have white poop? It is also caused by an intestinal parasite. Do you love them? by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 am, Post The best treatment for clown fishes diseases is sometimes as simple as slowly raising the temperature (sudden changes in water temperature can do more harm that good) to between 85F and 90F for up to 7-10 days. 'Skinny Disease' is a term that is applied to what amounts to 'Chronic Wasting Syndrome'. I bought three new clowns all at 2". I read that once a loach starts getting skinny there's no ... May 9, 2007 12,102 9,501 3,330 61 Northwest Canada. There is a skinnyish clown loach in main tank as well. First thing one has to do is figure out what the exact issue is, as each medication is designed for specific issues. Thanks Watch Queue Queue. The disease causes visible white spots all over the body. A lot of newly imported clown loaches are prone to this illness especially the ones that are kept in high concentrations. The disease shows itself as a consistent loss of weight, paying little attention to how much nourishment the fish eats. Q. Treatment with Kusuri wormer was key to success. My clown loach are dying! A fish vet who keeps clown loaches himself told me "skinny disease" was caused by nematodes. He's very very skinny. From what I can tell parasites, internal one's, are passed on if the loaches eat of the infected corpse. by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:35 pm, Post http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=534. 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