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post #1 of 4 Old 08-29-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-29-2013, 03:29 PM
I'm by no meas an expert, but I think you should look into collumarius... (I hope I spelled that right...) And you can post pics from your phone on here, lots of people do!
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-29-2013, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'm by no meas an expert, but I think you should look into collumarius... (I hope I spelled that right...) And you can post pics from your phone on here, lots of people do!
Thanks for responding. I DO believe the maracyn is working but also could be fooling myself by being hopeful. I just administered the first dose last night and now todays. How do I post pics from my phone? a simple point to the right direction and I can probably find my way from there.

and sorry for the double thread.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-29-2013, 05:24 PM
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If you've got a smaller tank treating will be easier on the wallet as well as the back with water changes. 50% water changes daily, wait 10 minutes before adding dechlor, then remed. Do this for a minimum of 10 days, 14 is better. I'm aware of what Mardell puts on the package as far as treatment, if they put how to do it right they'd rarely sell Maracyn & Maracyn II.
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