Some Health Aspects about Clown Loaches

As we all have known from the previous post, the clown loach is a very sensitive fish. They are easily affected with the aquarium’s water quality. Most of the fish can easily sick or even die suddenly when the water quality got worsen. Therefore, it will be better if the owner can change at least 25% of the aquarium’s water every week, so you will be able to maintain the water quality and support the clown loaches health.

With their sensitivity toward the water quality, many people refer this fish as an indicator fish. This is because the clown loaches health is the reflection of the overall aquarium condition. Every owner, especially for beginners should also know that this fish is also cannot tolerance chlorine. They can easily die if there is chlorine in the water even if it is only for small amount of it.

Clown loaches can also getting ick easily when the water quality is drop. Therefore, every clown loaches owner must monitor their condition everyday. When you notice that your clown loaches are sick, you must use the minimum requirement of the medicine since this fish is also sensitive toward salts and ick medicines, otherwise you will end up killing all of the clown loaches that you have in the aquarium.

Choosing the Healthy Clown Loaches for Your Aquarium

Clown LoachesOne of the most famous aquarium fish these days is the Clown loaches. This fish is originated from Indonesia, especially in Borneo and Sumatra region. The majority of Clown loaches in the market are catch from the wild. And then the fishes are distributed to the market and consumers around the world.

One of the most unique features from this fish is that Clown loaches like to rest on their side at the bottom of aquarium. For people who do not know about this fish usually will assume that the fish is dead. If the fish is really dead, then they would be floating on their side on the water surface.

If you are interested with this beautiful fish, you need to know that this is a high maintenance fish. They can catch ick easily and very sensitive with the aquarium water conditions. So, the first thing that you have to do when buying Clown loaches for your aquarium is to find the healthy fish from the store.

Here are some tips to choose the healthy Clown loaches for your aquarium;

See the overall the fish store’s condition. Check the store’s aquarium conditions such as the water cleanliness and if there is any dead or sick fish. If there is some problems in some of the aquarium there is a big chance that some of their fishes are unhealthy and in a bad condition. You should only choose from the fish stores that taking care their aquarium in a proper maintenance.

Check the Clown loaches condition. You can find out the Clown loaches condition according to their color. The healthy fish will have clear and solid color while the stressed or unhealthy Clown loaches have fade and pale color. So, you must only get the fish with the distinct color on their body.

The Clown loaches are fed properly. Check the fish’s body and see if the clown loaches are fed properly. Ask directly to shopkeepers on the feeding schedule for the fish. If the clown loaches did not fed properly, they tend to get sick easily and it will be difficult to make them regain their health again. As a matter a fact there is high chance that the fish will be dead not long after you bought it.

Is the fish active? A healthy fish is very active and able to move fast, usually it would be hard to catch without a net.

Fishes hiding place. Does the aquarium in the store have hiding place for the fish? This place is use by the clown loaches to relieve their stress, so the fish in the aquarium that has hiding place will be healthier and has higher quality than the fish that do not has hiding place.

Buy the fish that has medium to large size. Smaller clown loaches (less than 2 inches) are more sensitive to their surrounding environment, so it will be more difficult to taking care of them unless you are experienced well enough in taking care of the small size Clown loaches.

Buy more than 2 fishes. This fish is a schooling fish that would prefer to stay in group. If you only keep one they will be stress out and die fast. So, you will need to buy a group of Clown loaches at least 3 fishes at one time.

After you have bought the Clown loaches and take it to your home, you should not completely remove them from the bag to your aquarium. Let the fish stay in the bag while put the bag in the aquarium and let it float around 10 minutes.

And then add water into the bag from the aquarium little by little so the fishes will get use and adapt to the aquarium water. After the bag is full with the aquarium water, you can fully release the Clown loaches to the aquarium.

Preventing Lyme Disease Infecting Your Pet

Lyme disease is very common to happen in pets. Our pets can easily get lyme disease when they have been bitten by a tick that has been infected with this disease. Fortunately, lyme disease can be treated by using antibiotics. This is because the source of this disease comes from bacteria.

But, unfortunately it will take quite long time for your pet to be completely cured from lyme disease by using antibiotics. The antibiotics treatment can become less effective if the disease has already infected your pet for a long time.

To solve this situation, the veterinarian often switch to different antibiotics to find out which antibiotics that suit better for your pet’s condition. The worse part in lyme disease is that this disease can infected your pets again if other tick with the lyme disease bacteria is biting your pets again even if your pets already cured from previous lyme disease.

Therefore, it will be wise for pet owner to prevent the lyme disease from infecting their pet rather than only treating it. Tick control is the best option when preventing the lyme disease. Since their size is so small, tick can hide in various places and waiting the chance to ambush any large warm body whether it is human or animal.

Let’s face it, it would be nearly impossible to prevent your pets become dirty from playing and their activity. So, you need to keep your pets clean every time they become dirty by grooming and bathing them to remove ticks that might present. These days, there are many products that help you to kill or remove any ticks from your pet’s body.

Dog’s or cat’s owner can comb their pet every time their cats or dogs are playing from outside. They also check their pet’s skin to see if there is any tick on their pet’s skin. This might take some time, especially if your pet has long fur. But, this prevention is worth it compare than the hassle that caused by the tick.

If you are able to spot a tick on your pet’s skin, you must to take it out immediately. This can be done easily with your fingernails or tweezers. Try not to squeeze the tick too much before you remove the tick from your pet away. If the tick is squashed before you take it away from your pet, the tick’s body fluid will fall on your pet’s skin or even yourselves. And then the bacteria inside the tick’s body fluid can still infected your pet.

After you have removed the tick from your pets away, then you can kill it and make sure that it is dead.

Some Benefits for Having Pets in Your Life

Some Benefits for Having Pets in Your LifeYou are probably have heard some rumors that owning pets can improve your odd for longer life. They said that our pets can touch our inner self and able to connect with it on the degree that cannot be reached by other people. There are few reasons that causing those rumors as you can see from the explanation below.

The first reason is the unconditional love from our pets. Our pets are able to love their owner unconditionally without being ask by you (unless if you continuously hurt them). They are able to give their love anytime everyday non-stop. Try to see it yourselves by looking at your pets expression when you are with them and you will able to see their love for you.

The next reason is that be truthful to yourselves. You are able to become yourself without pretending to become someone else or masking your own feeling and personality. Your pets will accept you no matter who you are. By being yourself you will able to reduce or even remove your stress from your daily activity and interaction with other people.

The next reason is the companionship that is offered by your pets. Your pets will become your loyal companion any time. They will stay around you so you will not feel lonely and being comforted by the existence and consolation of your best friend next to you.

Physically challenge­­d. This is happen especially for large pets such as dogs. They need to take a long walk everyday. So, while taking your dog for a walk or playing in the park, you are also will move your body and perform light sport even when you are only going around the block with your dog.

Sharing your affection and love to your pets. By giving your affection, attention and love to your pets, it will help you to strengthen your bond with your pets. You will improve your emotion when you feel your pet’s love for you and satisfy when seeing the appreciation in your pet’s eye.

Pets have a lot of benefit to improve your physical, mental and emotional condition. Try to consider about this, if you are longing for a long live you might want to try to get a pet and make a solid bonding with it.