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Plecostomus with white spots...:(
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likair
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Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Location: Malta

PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)9:09    Post subject: Plecostomus with white spots...:( Reply with quote

Hello

3 days ago I bought a Plecostomus. And today in the morning I have noticed that it was covered with small with spots all over his body.

Sadly enough I also noticed that the 2 clown loaches have also with spots, which before they hadn't.

Do you think it's white spots desease?
Maybe becasue the plecostomus was understress and infected also the 2 clownloaches. Am I right?

Do I have to treat the problem or do I need to partial the water more frequently?

Any ideas?

The clown loaches are still active but they have a lot of white spots!!
Pleco is covered all over his body! :/

Thanks for your opinions

Likair
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Susan Wright
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Joined: 09 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like what you have gotten is ich.

I would recommend getting some ich med from your lfs or walmart and follow the directions. You will need to use this for about 10 days to get rid of all of it. Raise your temp to about 80 degrees.

Do a water change before treatment and 1 right after. make sure you have no carbon in your filter during this time.
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likair
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)11:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your info...

Did know that plecostumos suffers from strain that ick afterwards.

I think I d better remove them from the tank and isolate them in another one...

Cheers
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benedictj
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Joined: 05 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ich, once fully cured, will not come back unless it is re-introduced into your tank. Isolating the fish in question, unless you are going to be using the transfer method of ich treatment, won't elimiinate its presence in your other tank.

I agree with Susan on forms of treatment, but would suggest you do some further research on which meds to use. Loaches are notoriously sensitive to some medications, so you'll want to be very selective in which ones (and how much) you use.
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