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 second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. Watch Queue Queue. It’s a highly contagious disease. Do you like them? 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. 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. Post Looks like all the anti-parasite meds they have specifically state to not use on Loaches or other sensitive fish. My clown loach are dying! Skinny disease will wipe out all your loaches. Thanks This mode of human infection is much more common than infection from exposure to infected tropical fish tanks. Used to describe an illness that presents with fish who become progressively skinny. That poor loach will likely not recover; he seems very far gone. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:04 pm, Post Ich is a parasitic disease that easily spreads to other fish. Another major disease that they get hit by is the Skinny Disease. Reommended treatments that show up are levimasol, api general cure , metro soaked food. In more academic circles the term "Chronic Wasting Syndrome" is employed. 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. They can leach nutrients from the fish, resulting in something aquarists call “skinny disease.” Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. We all know that precaution is better than cure. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:26 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. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:50 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests. Is it ok to treat the fish while in a tank with others? by shari2 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:50 am, Post 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. Personally, I'm not 100% sure but it's probably the first thing to treat for. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:09 pm, Post -- Light is faster than sound... Perhaps that explains why some people appear to be intelligent - until we hear them speak! I've been doing a lot of research myself. 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!! Dwarf chain loaches are also susceptible to flukes and worms. has anyone dealt with skinny disease in clown loaches in the uk. Another common affliction of clown loaches is "skinny disease". Is it contagious? Another common issue is called Skinny Disease. Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? Animals can waste away as a symptom of disease even if eating reasonably well. The other is I think the same size as when I got him. by shari2 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:59 pm, Post i have lost one to the disease and now another is showing symptoms, any help appreciated. Skinny disease is not a disease, being skinny is generally a symptom of an internal issue of one type or another. by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:35 pm, Post Skinny disease is best treated with a dewormer such as fenbendazole or levamisole. As for my unwell loaches, I am leaving them for some time to see whether they recover after their dose. Could you give me a little info on this disease? Do you love them? The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. 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. It is also caused by an intestinal parasite. Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. PraziPro or Tetra Parasite Guard seem to be recommenced for a broader spectrum of worms, etc. The reading you have been doing is correct. 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