Red Tail Shark Not Well

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HI all...I've had a red tail black shark in my cycled tank for 2 months...hes grown nicely...always looked really good and healthy...and up until today was always grazing the rocks and swimming about....since I added 2 small clown loach One week ago I've lost 2 neons....and today my shark has gone all lethargic... Hes more floating than swimming and not grazing at all...could the clowns be bullying him...even though he's twice the size
 

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What size tank?

What are the exact parameters? How did you cycle the tank? What test kit are you using?

Also clown loaches are a shoaling fish and need a minimum group of 5. They get 8-12 inches and need at least a 6 feet tank
 
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3 foot tank....0 ammonia.. 0 nitrites.. 5 nitrates.... 7.2 p.h....I've since found out about the future size of the clowns....but I'm more worried about the health of the shark
 
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The only chemical I use is tap safe for the weekly water changes
 
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Not sure of the make.... But it's showed the bad aswell as the good/cycled results
 
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The test kit I've used went to the book when cycling the tank....and the fish have been fine for 3 months until I added the clown loach (my favourite fish)....I hope the shark gets better
 

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Is the test kit a liquid or strip?

Is there any physical sign of stress or disease?
 

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