White pleco poop at the bottom of my tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-17-2018, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
New Member
White pleco poop at the bottom of my tank

I recently got two albino bristlenose plecos from my lfs and placed them in a 30 gallon with my Betta. They are still quite small (one is 3cm and another is 5cm). I have been noticing that there has been a collection of short white poop on my driftwood but the poop on the gravel is black. Could the nutrients have leached out from the poop to make it white since the poop on the driftwood is exposed more than the one on the gravel? I've read that this could be a parasite but the ones I've seen have been quite long and stringy. I've been trying to feed them zucchini but I think it's taking awhile for them to realise its food so they have only been eating what's in the tank.

Tank inhabitants:
2 albino BN pleco
One betta fish

Water parameters:
Nitrates: 10
Temperature: 24C

Thanks for any advice!

Last edited by Lollypot; 09-17-2018 at 05:50 PM. Reason: Missing info
Lollypot is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 09-18-2018, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
New Member
I guess this post is irrelevant now as I have found my info. Sorry for the disturbance! :)
Lollypot is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-21-2018, 06:54 PM
Not a problem

Originally Posted by Lollypot View Post
I guess this post is irrelevant now as I have found my info. Sorry for the disturbance! :)

It never hurts to ask as drilling through the cruft on Google can be confusing.
couger is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do my fish has white poop? Fabi Tropical Fish Diseases 6 06-01-2013 02:58 PM
Any snail or bottom feeder that eats Oscar poop? Lolcat Invertebrates 5 11-24-2012 06:58 PM
pleco with white poop KendraMc Catfish 1 09-15-2011 01:29 AM
Platy has white thread-like poop dug99 Tropical Fish Diseases 1 08-02-2008 07:29 AM
white poop rubyred Tropical Fish Diseases 3 09-08-2007 04:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome