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ShawnMcc 07-31-2009 01:00 AM

I have a pleco that is floating at the top. Attaching to side of bucket
 
My pleco is floating at the top of a 5 gallon quarantine bucket. Its the only thing I could put it in. Other then my other aquarium is a 5 gallon desktop aquarium with 1 baby fish and plants in it. I was wondering is this pleco dead despite being able to attach it self to the side of the bucket. I think it moves a little though.

willow 07-31-2009 04:20 AM

hi
i would say as long as he is attached,then he's ok.
is he new ?

ShawnMcc 07-31-2009 03:36 PM

No he just got sick. Stopped moving and was on his back. He has all his fins extended. Plus one fin is damaged. Almost gone. I am hoping he will grow it back again and start moving normaly.

willow 07-31-2009 04:46 PM

keep the water as clean as you can,you will already know that,but
just thought i'd say,and perhaps a small amount of melafix/primax ?
what sort of tank was he in befor he got sick ?

ShawnMcc 07-31-2009 10:48 PM

Thank you for your answer. I am using mela and prime right now. He was in a 36 gallon bow front. I have a filter on the 5 gallon bucket and amonia remover filter.

willow 08-01-2009 05:51 AM

i hope he makes a full recovery for you.
sounds like your on the right track,so hopefully he'll pull through,
will you let me knoe how it goes. ? :)

ShawnMcc 08-08-2009 04:35 AM

Well I lost the pleco. I knew he or she wasnt eating or ataching to anything any more. Plus the gills were pushed in too.

aunt kymmie 08-08-2009 09:56 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. :-(

willow 08-09-2009 05:13 AM

oh no:-( sorry to hear that,i really am,i was hoping for recovery.


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