Sick Dwarf Loach?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
Planted Member
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 281

Sick Dwarf Loach?

About a week and a half ago I purchased 6 dwarf loaches. One of them seemed smaller and not as active as the others. Recently we had an earthquake that freaked them out and sent them into hiding.

All of the loaches are fine except for one I found hiding under a log I inadvertently hit. It was very small and very inactive. It looks like it is missing its tail. I believe its body is intact and I think I see small slivers of a tail. Unfortunately I cannot get a good picture. I soaked some garlic in a melted bloodworm cube and put that in the tank (sans garlic). The loach is out in the open and more active, but still less active than the others and not eating.

Does anyone have recommendations on what I should do? And do loaches ever nip at each other's tails? I only have harlequin rasboras (which are peaceful and get chased by the loaches occasionally) and the dwarf loaches. None of the rasboras have had damage to their tails although their tails are bigger than the dwarf loaches' and slower as well. And will a loach's tail grow back? Thanks.
Soujirou is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-01-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 80

well that's funny, if you're seeing small slivers of tail, then it should grow back, and i don't think loaches nip other loaches' tails. try waiting a few more days and see what happens, if you don't see any changes in activity then i would try and QT the loaches for a few days.
TANKd is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012