It should make him feel better, IF he has HITH which it Is entirely possible he’s just fine but yes, the bigger the tank the better.Are you sure? I’m getting a 75/100 tank for him as soon as I can. will this cure the HITH?
Unfortunately my other 3 definitely did have HITH I’ve seen a few posts here and there with it it was before I used activated carbon so unsure it could be! Should I removed the carbon or maybe get some melafix?Doesn't look like HITH to me. Clowns aren't prone that disease as well as far as I know.
Looks more like a bacterial infection or an allergic reaction to the stuff you used.
Their skin is quite sensitive.
They literally love the blanched zucchini - go crazy for it!! I feed them that to add extra variety to their diet. Put activated carbon in to clear the water and add extra filtrationTwo questions:
Why zucchini? I've never seen a clown loach go for something veggie, ever.
Why the carbon?
Ok, new to me, they eat zucchini. I'd always be vary of carbon as a filter medium. It tends to stall the cycle.
Coralbandit is gone as far as I know and left the forum about two months ago.
Okay yes that could be the case didn’t think of that. I’ll try with the water changes etc and see if it goes thanks!As noted, Loaches aren't usually affected by HITH, but stranger things have happened. My Loaches occassionally exhibit white patches on their heads & sides. Those blemishes turned out to be simply minor abrasions caused by scraping against rocks. They are constantly chasing each other at high speed.
Its surprising more injuries haven't occured.
If you are convinced the problem is HITH, Metroplex is the most often recommended med. Medicated foods are also suggested.
You might try simply upping your water change schedule, removing the activated carbon from your filter & dosing the Melafix as a disinfectant.
Another point to consider, Loaches don't normally do well with meds.
Your photos are great but am wondering if you might have a moment to fill this out as well. Will hopefully shed a better light on what is going on with your loaches.
Fish Emergency Template | 376562 | Freshwater Fish Disease and Fish Health
Does it have a filter? Yes-original to setup or new? Which size/brand.
What is the water temperature? 27.2 Celsius-not sure everyone wants to live at that temp. Please verify.
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) How many of each? Angelfish, clown loaches, bleeding heart tetras, Congo tetras, 1 bristlenose, 1 rainbow shark, golden suckers
Maintenance-25% every two weeks-correct?
*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes
Could your cycle have crashed-0 Nitrate is concerning. How often do you test?
Feeding-I see below you mentioned variety. Excellent idea moving forward.
Illness & Symptoms
Have you started any treatment for the illness? Water changes / more mixed diet. I applaud you for not chucking in a bunch of meds. Such a relief!!
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Just the discolouration-could be water quality issue
[/QUOTE]Thanks for filling out the template-below is easiest for me to respond without scrolling up and down. Sorry if it's annoying.
27.2 Celsius-ensure that all of your fish are fine at the same temp and ph as the next.
Maintenance-every week is much better.
The 0 nitrate is suspicious to me. Do you have a forest of plants in there?
Up your water changes, test some more to figure out that nitrate, feed varied diet and confirm temp and ph for all.