If so, increase the oxygenation in the tank either with an airstone or by dropping the water level to allow the surface to splash while we try to sort this out. As well as following every cure guide on every forum. My clown loach are dying! Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? Does your's have white poop? The very term "Skinny Disease" is improper, it is a symptom. I have heard of them getting skinny disease but cant seem to find any pictures! Skinny disease is not a disease, being skinny is generally a symptom of an internal issue of one type or another. He's very very skinny. Aug 17, 2014 #8 Your loach may not even have worms. The tank is a 320 litre, well established, no other diseases on any other fish except this loach, water parameters are perfect, we do regular water changes, always conditioned water, same temp as the tank! by JWhipple » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:22 pm, Post http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=534. The disease causes visible white spots all over the body. 'Skinny Disease' is a term that is applied to what amounts to 'Chronic Wasting Syndrome'. They died about 5 days later after showing no signs of being ill,now my smallest clown that i have had for 2 months has just died. Ichthyophthirius (Ich) Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. A fish vet who keeps clown loaches himself told me "skinny disease" was caused by nematodes. In more academic circles the term "Chronic Wasting Syndrome" is employed. If you search for skinny/wasting disease in loaches there are heaps of forums / sites about it. I read that once a loach starts getting skinny there's no ... May 9, 2007 12,102 9,501 3,330 61 Northwest Canada. has anyone dealt with skinny disease in clown loaches in the uk. Final Thoughts: Clown Loach is a funny species that can make an excellent addition to any peaceful community tank. 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. Another common issue is called Skinny Disease. The best treatment for clown fishes diseases is sometimes as simple as slowly raising the temperature (sudden changes in water temperature can do more harm that good) to between 85F and 90F for up to 7-10 days. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 am, Post The best treatment for clown fishes diseases is sometimes as simple as slowly raising the temperature (sudden changes in water temperature can do more harm that good) to between 85F and 90F for up to 7-10 days. Skinny Disease. I have extra oxygenation by way of a bubble bar already (as silly as it sounds, I love having a bubble curtain in the back of all my tanks!) This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. Do you think you might be a Loachaholic? Caused by internal parasites, you need to consult a veterinarian if your fish contract this disease. Come learn from our membership's vast experience! His breathing seems pretty normal actually. The second issue, childishly referred to as 'skinny disease', is most likely an internal, Spironucleus type of infestation. We all know that precaution is better than cure. Post by Alex... » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:36 am Hi There, 3 of my clown loaches are suffering severely from skinny disease, I have tried blue planet's fluke worm treatment, as well as melafix and nothing is working. The second illness is known as skinny disease. I first noticed it last night so thought I would check that the loach is eating....seems to be in small amounts, I was worried about the other fish snatching up all the food, but I always have cucmber in the tank for the fish to nibble on so the loach is not skinny because it is starving to death. I bought three new clowns all at 2". The forum for the very best information on loaches of all types. I wanted to get some more clowns because I thought they would be happier in a larger group. I've been doing a lot of research myself. Human epidemics of granulomatous skin disease have occurred from swimming in infected water. I don't see any reference on either medication for "skinny disease" though. by Alex... » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:36 am, Post Skinny disease will wipe out all your loaches. Is it safe to treat for parasites at the same time? But I have had him less than a month. Do you like them? The second issue is regarded as skinny diseases and is an illness that is the internal infestation. Loaches, having almost no scales, tend to acquire illnesses easily. The disease shows itself as a consistent loss of weight, paying little attention to how much nourishment the fish eats. Levamasole seems to be recommended a lot, but it seems to target smaller amount of worm types and not parasites. The most common problem you’ll have to deal with is Ich. Do you love them? In this case, as the name suggests, your Clown Loach lose weight dramatically even after being fed fair amount of food. You can treat the infestation with medication but read the label carefully. Update: It's a form of parasitic worm that lives in the intestines of … If the clown loaches in your aquarium are eating healthy amounts of nutritious food, but are still losing weight then they may have "skinny disease". Is it contagious? Watch Queue Queue Another major disease that they get hit by is the Skinny Disease. Are you interested in Loaches? I found one treatment that focuses on parasites that manifest with white stringy poop. That poor loach will likely not recover; he seems very far gone. Fish are initially eating, and behaving normally, but losing weight, and eventually, left untreated, it leads to death. Skinny disease is not always recoverable, and loaches are particularly prone. It’s a highly contagious disease. Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. -- Light is faster than sound... Perhaps that explains why some people appear to be intelligent - until we hear them speak! I just checked Petco's website, as I frequent the store since it's close. What are the symptoms? by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:50 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests. I have moved them to a quarantine tank and am treating with maracyn and maracyn 2. The reading you have been doing is correct. Once again, look at your purchase source carefully before you bring your fish home. Early signs all the way to serious cachexia. There are two primary diseases that afflict botia. This can be diagnosed fairly easily. If your clown loach is infected by ich, it might show up certain symptoms like white spots on the body. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:40 pm, Post Do you love them? Ich is a parasitic disease that easily spreads to other fish. Watch Queue Queue. Clown loach skinny disease - 11/09/06 First off, thanks for the wonderful website, I love reading it! clown loach skinny disease? Another common affliction of clown loaches is "skinny disease". Well, the most skinny loach has died. PraziPro or Tetra Parasite Guard seem to be recommenced for a broader spectrum of worms, etc. Used to describe an illness that presents with fish who become progressively skinny. That's. i have lost one to the disease and now another is showing symptoms, any help appreciated. If you could give me step by step instructions as to how to sort this out would appreciate it! The chances are that the loaches are already infected with Ich or skinny diseases. Q. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:09 pm, Post As for my unwell loaches, I am leaving them for some time to see whether they recover after their dose. by shari2 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:59 pm, Post Are there any signs to look for to know if your clown loach is sick? They are doing slightly better, I have moved my healthy clown loach into my main tank so he is safe from any parasites. Anyone with pics of fish that you think may have/had skinny disease/CWS please post them here. Clown loaches are also prone to “skinny disease” or “knife back disease.” This results from a protozoan infestation. I have 6 clown loach ranging from 1" upto 4". The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 am, Post Do you like them? 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. Is his respiration any faster than the other fish? Another, possibly 2, have it now. 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. I lost a clown loach that I have had for several months to what I believe was skinny disease last week. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:04 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. on it's own pump. First thing one has to do is figure out what the exact issue is, as each medication is designed for specific issues. by Alex... » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:57 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests. What is skinny disease? I have 2 large peices of driftwood. Are you interested in Loaches? Thanks Assuming its skinny disease. How are they doing now? Been dealing with a black spot, skin issue over the last couple weeks. The first is known as ich (short for ichthyophthirius), a disease caused by a parasite that results in small white speckles across the surface of the fish. Animals can waste away as a symptom of disease even if eating reasonably well. I work today and I want to pick up some medication that may help him. This video is unavailable. This mode of human infection is much more common than infection from exposure to infected tropical fish tanks. 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!! Thank you, thank you, thank you chefkeith! Your clown grows emaciated, despite a normal appetite. Basically, it’s a parasitic infection. Praziquental is primarily designed for flukes, and tape worms/nematodes. If your Pond Loach has it, you must quarantine them immediately and provide treatment in a separate tank. Is it ok to treat the fish while in a tank with others? It is also caused by an intestinal parasite. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:34 pm, Post He is very skinny and hasn't been gaining any weight at all. 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. So after a bit of research I heard about 'skinny disease', and it appears that may be what is wrong with him. Be careful over choice of treatment, as some brands claim to be hazardous to Clown loaches, although no literature details why this may be the case. Personally, I'm not 100% sure but it's probably the first thing to treat for. One of the two remaining is also skinny. https://plecoplanet.com/health/how-to-t ... nus-worms/. Could you give me a little info on this disease? A simple way to diagnose this ailment is watching the clown's eating habits. Looks like all the anti-parasite meds they have specifically state to not use on Loaches or other sensitive fish. There is a skinnyish clown loach in main tank as well. by shari2 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:44 pm, Post 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. by shazam26 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:20 am, Post The second most common thing that affects loaches is a thing called skinny disease. The other is I think the same size as when I got him. Clown loaches are susceptible different kinds of diseases, Ich primarily, but also other parasites, like fin rot and velvet. Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:19 pm. Then you just discovered the greatest community of like-minded people anywhere. by Vivo » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:19 pm, Post This forum is for all health-related questions on Loaches and other freshwater fish. 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. The term "Skinny Disease" has been around in the hobby for a long time. From what I can tell parasites, internal one's, are passed on if the loaches eat of the infected corpse. by shari2 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:50 am, Post by mikev » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:35 pm, Post by chefkeith » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:45 pm, Post They can leach nutrients from the fish, resulting in something aquarists call “skinny disease.” You can identify it through the white lesions that form on the fish’s skin. couple questions. 40 Posts #4 • Dec 14, 2008. This disease will usually attack a sore or abrasion … Reommended treatments that show up are levimasol, api general cure , metro soaked food. I know clown loaches can stay still for a long time and appear dead, but he didn't look well at all. Hi tanker, Brian.. Yeah true.. but guys, honestly I would think a 10 gallon would suffice if the clown loach is small enough 4"-5" like the ones Dave has; and the tank is provided with some plastic plants and rocks to provide a bit of hiding and security would help with the clowns being skittish. It does better address the fact that it is a concatenation of issues that leads fish to look skinny. by JWhipple » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:26 pm, Post From what I understand this is a fast paced bacterial 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. Post Skinny disease is best treated with a dewormer such as fenbendazole or levamisole. This is caused by internal parasites and can be treated with medication if used carefully. They were doing great for all that time, plump and happy. Treatment with Kusuri wormer was key to success. 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