08-29-2013, 04:24 PM
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Please help save my fish.
I have one common pleco that I've had for 5 years and it's in a 75 gallon tank. His eyes are puffy with white stuff on them, covering most of the eye. It also has white bump looking spots on his body too, also kind of looks fuzzy. this has been going on for about a week. 2 days ago he was so irritated he kept trying to jump out of the tank and was exhibiting sporadic behaviour. For the last week I've been doing water changes and using water treatment. Nothing worked and it got worse. Trying to shorten this up, yesterday and today I've treated my water with maracyn. I want to believe it's working, but can't be sure, how long should it be before it clearly starts to get better? Also, I feel HORRIBLE for my Pleco and want to make sure I am treating him correctly. I have no way to post pics other than using my phone. I was hoping that someone who really knows their stuff would pm me with their phone number so I could text them a pic to properly diagnose my pleco. I wouldn't be surprised if no one takes me up on that, but I thought I would try.
thanks for reading, all advice is appreciated.