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post #1 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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My albino bristlenose and his health

Hello, whoever is reading my first post on this forum.
I have a question for people who are more experienced with
Fish sickness and symptoms. I have an albino bristlenose pleco with an oto
In a 20g long, the pleco recently fought off an ick outbreak that killed
My krib pair and their little fry. I was wondering if the pleco had really
Recovered and I can't really tell.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 08:26 AM
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Welcome to the forum!
It's going to be very difficult to tell, since the albino BN have white spotting normally. How did you treat your tank?

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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That reassures me a little bit.
I tried treating the tank with ick attack because I have plants
In the tank but it only got worse so I raised the temp to 86~88
And added the recommended amount of aquarium salt. The kribs
died before the salt treatment.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 01:38 PM
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You want to be really careful using salt when you have plecostomus in the tank - they don't always tolerate salt well. I have had pretty good luck with Coppersafe, and I have planed tanks.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I always thought coppersafe damaged plants.
That's good to know, but it does harm invertebrates
And catfish right?
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just developed another complication.
The bristlenose now has a huge belly, I put a piece of blanched
Zucchini in the tank and overnight he got fat and I don't think he
Has pooped much of it over the course of two hours.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 08:48 PM
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I'd suggest posting the above picture under the "diseases" topics to see what folks can suggest ASAP! Could be simple constipation?
Some plants are sensitive to copper, true, but mine did not seem to be - at least at the recommended Coppersafe dosage levels!

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-01-2011, 05:54 PM
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Going off the picture I would say he is fine, especially if he is eating like a pig again.
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