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Ill plec
« on: April 29, 2019, 02:36:29 pm »
I have had my gold spot plec for about 9years and someone had before me so not sure how old it is.

I had noticed a week or so ago ‘he’ was looking a bit listless and not as active as normal. I have been staying with parents and they have been looking after whil I have been moving, I’ve not been able to keep as much of an eye on them. Looking at ‘him’ yesterday he has a sore mouth. I was worried ‘he’ was on his way out as has seen a bit unbalanced and had rolled over which is very unusual.

I have attached the photo, do you have any advice as to if I can treat ‘him’ as obviously want to try if I can. All my other fish are ok and I have just moved the tank yesterday so all water fresh. I haven’t got a test kit anymore to test water. Plec is usually very hardy and this is first issue I’ve had.

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    « Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 02:51:39 pm »
    I have also posted in plec part of forum.

    My gold spot plec has got a sore bit around his mouth. I only noticed the other day as tank has been at parents while I move house. Tank moved yesterday and before plec has been listless and not its usual self. I have attached a photo. Is there anything I can treat with? All other fish are fine and showing no signs off disease. Plec was spending more time than usual on side of glass and has been a bit unbalanced.


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    Re: Ill plec
    « Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 11:11:40 pm »
    Looks a little like fungus to me, do you have any Pimafix?

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    « Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 07:41:43 am »
    I don’t but I can definitely get some.


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    Re: Ill plec
    « Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 09:01:52 am »
    Merged with the other thread....
    What are the water parameters like, and what else is in with it?
    It looks as though it could be secondary following damage......
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    « Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 06:25:40 pm »
    I haven’t managed to get my water tested yet although picked up some Pimafix on way home from work. I suspect water quality hasn’t been great with it being in parents care however tank has had a big water change and I’ll get tested asap. In preparation of move I haven’t been stocking the tank for the last year or so and letting numbers dwindle so have 5 Emperor Tetras, 2 rummy nose tetras, 5 black widow tetra and an albino Cory left. I am aware I need to shoal up the rummy’s however I have been waiting until permanent tank move. I haven’t done anything different with plec, have bogwood in the tank. I got live bloodworm for them last week too. Not sure what it would have injured itself on or can they do it easily?


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    Re: Ill plec
    « Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 10:10:43 pm »
    Plec looking much better and starting to heal after 5 days of Pimafix. Thanks everyone who replied.


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    Re: Ill plec
    « Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 08:46:34 am »
    Hope it sorts. :)
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