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I realize it was a guess, but I do appreciate your input! This is definitely distressing.I just provided a guess, so don't take any drastic action. If the Loaches are healthy, the problem likely isn't a parasite. Loaches are a very good indicator to the overall health of the tank.
Until this morning, all loaches looked good. I do have a smaller guy. But he eats great and had always looked good but just a tiny bit on the thin side.
This morning I noticed he was definitely paler. Not “greyed out” like after a dominance scuffle but just a weird paler color. He was still eating and acting fine.
So I was googling a bit and came across coralbandit’s thread on potassium permanganate. I’ll think on it. But I might give that a try.
With the weight loss in the ones that died, it could definitely be some sort of parasite. All fish were quarantined and treated with levamisole but I’ve definitely added plants since my last fish addition. And I have to admit that I don’t quarantine my plants or do anything other than a quick rinse.