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Brandon 12-15-2006 07:30 PM

pleco
 
Hi

My rubber pleco looks like it has faded almost white spots all over it (sorry no pic) is this normal?

Thanks

Lupin 12-15-2006 09:32 PM

Hi Brandon.:wave:

What are your water parameters? Post the exact figures.:) As I said previously, your fish may be just inactive or stressed if something is wrong with your water parameters. Disturbances often contribute to the stress of fish.

Brandon 12-15-2006 10:11 PM

do i need a test kit cause i don't have one.

and it might be inactive cause it goes away i think.

Lupin 12-15-2006 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brandon
do i need a test kit cause i don't have one.

and it might be inactive cause it goes away i think.

Yep.:mrgreen:

Brandon 12-15-2006 10:54 PM

Kk thanks i think im good then.

caferacermike 12-16-2006 04:39 AM

Rubber plecos are not very hardy and often times if their needs are not met will waste away. They must be kept in super clean swift moving water. It sounds as though yours already has the ich, which they are very prone to getting. They are such a delicate fish I hardly wish to recommend any sort of treatment. I won't give any advice as to a treatment until you give more specifics about the tank itself. IE, how long has it been set up, what size is it, maintenance, other inhabitants....etc.......

Brandon 12-16-2006 10:22 AM

im sure its not ich becuase when i went up like 4 hours later it was almost all gone. 10 gallon Red Tailed shark, julii cory, pleco been running for about 2 weeks almost.


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