Hi, i recently aquired this pleco from a person who had purchased it small and it outgrew his 30L boi orb :/
So first off i need an id if possible.
This fish has only been in my tank a day and is eating fine and seems to be doing well but i would like to see it make a full and speedy recovery so i have come here to the experts :)
Tail showing fin problems
Hopefully good enough for id
first one of mouth problem see the patch of mouldy stuff on the front of his/her face
second picture of mouth problem see the growth thing on the undersid of her mouth, up close this looks like a sodden algea flake i use to feed them, but 100% is a apart of the fish
now hopefully in the pictures you can see the quite bad fin rot, aswell as this he is blotchy and pale in places and seems to be loosing the skin/scales and his pattern slightly, also he has a weird growth on his mouth that i am concerned about,
i'm not too worried about it effecting the health of my other fish as fortunately he loves to sit next to the water intake for my filter which has 9W UV so hopefully will kill any bacteria,
i have a tank with guppy's including fry, mollies, endlers, a sucking loach and this guy.
Can anyone recomend an attack stratergy that will hoopefully get this guy fighting fit?
Thanks in advanced, i live in the UK so if possible could suggestions on products be on ones that can be found here?
0 ppm ammonia
0 ppm nitrite
nitrates are kept low with bi weekly 25% water changes