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post #1 of 5 Old 12-24-2007, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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White Spot on Algae Eater

I just noticed a white spot on the common pleco, that wasn't there about an hour ago. I just added the aquarium salt, is this just salt on him or is something wrong?

55 Gallon

2 Black Skirt Tetras 2 inches
5 Red Eyed Tetras 2 inches
1 Bala Shark 3 inches
2 Common Plecos (1) 3 inches (1) 4 Inches
1 Baby Mollies 1/2 inch or smaller
2 Lace Gourami 1 1/2
1 Gourami Honey Flame (I believe) 3 to 4 inch
1 Opaline Gourami 2 inch
1 Red Tail Black Shark 1 inch
2 Silver Dollars 1 is 1 inch other is 2 inches
1 Blue Mystery Snail
1 Gold Mystery Snail
2 Dalmation Molly's 2 inches
3 White Clouds tiny things
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-24-2007, 01:34 AM
It is very hard to diagnose you problem without a photo. How big is the spot? Could it be that he may have burned himself on your heater? I have a big plecostomus and a large synodontis that are alwys trying to be the main course at a fish fry. Add MelaFix and all should be ok if this is the case.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-24-2007, 04:55 AM
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Like Bob says we need a photo to be able to tell. Plecs do ometime change colour a bit and appear lighter in patches or darker in patches. Mine, too, seem to burn thmselves on the heater now and again.

Why did you add salt?
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-24-2007, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ok sorry you guys I've been trying to post pictures this morning of my algae but I've had some more problems with my new fish, had 2 more floaters and 1 half floater.

Ok here is the best I could right now. He doesn't like having his picture taken. So none of them are close ups of him.







55 Gallon

2 Black Skirt Tetras 2 inches
5 Red Eyed Tetras 2 inches
1 Bala Shark 3 inches
2 Common Plecos (1) 3 inches (1) 4 Inches
1 Baby Mollies 1/2 inch or smaller
2 Lace Gourami 1 1/2
1 Gourami Honey Flame (I believe) 3 to 4 inch
1 Opaline Gourami 2 inch
1 Red Tail Black Shark 1 inch
2 Silver Dollars 1 is 1 inch other is 2 inches
1 Blue Mystery Snail
1 Gold Mystery Snail
2 Dalmation Molly's 2 inches
3 White Clouds tiny things
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-24-2007, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ok here is another picture maybe you can tell more by it.


55 Gallon

2 Black Skirt Tetras 2 inches
5 Red Eyed Tetras 2 inches
1 Bala Shark 3 inches
2 Common Plecos (1) 3 inches (1) 4 Inches
1 Baby Mollies 1/2 inch or smaller
2 Lace Gourami 1 1/2
1 Gourami Honey Flame (I believe) 3 to 4 inch
1 Opaline Gourami 2 inch
1 Red Tail Black Shark 1 inch
2 Silver Dollars 1 is 1 inch other is 2 inches
1 Blue Mystery Snail
1 Gold Mystery Snail
2 Dalmation Molly's 2 inches
3 White Clouds tiny things
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