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