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Diagnose My Plec Please

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Diagnose my plec please
« on: March 05, 2015, 07:00:41 PM »
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Any ideas what this is on my plec ?
Looks like small silver balls ?

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 07:11:31 PM »
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That looks very odd  ???

It's not whitespot, it is likely either fungus or a bacterial infection. Do you have a quarantine/hospital tank? If you do, I would treat it in there with a medication that treats both eg eSHa 2000

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 07:26:54 PM »
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No hospital tank I'm afraid, just the one communal tank.
Would treating the plec with medication harm any other fish in the tank ?
One other thing is when he moves the balls float off him, there were quite a lot on him when I first noticed then after a few minutes there were hardly any.
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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 07:39:20 PM »
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To be honest, I don't know what this is, I've never seen anything like it before.

I don't really like treating the whole tank - and therefore other healthy fish - unless there is no option. I would keep an eye on the plec for a day or two and see what happens. If it looks as though whatever it is is getting worse, then yes, treat the whole tank.

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 08:27:18 PM »
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Hi!

I'm afraid I'm less qualified than Sue to help you but this link might be useful!

http://www.fishyportal.com

Hope you get it sorted.

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 08:54:09 PM »
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It has occurred to me since my last post - has the plec rubbed against something? They do like to squeeze into small places, could it have either caught itself and taken some scales off, or rubbed something off the bottom of a piece of decor?

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 09:33:29 PM »
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I have posted in the other place suggested, thanks.

And I guess it could have rubbed against something.

I checked him 10 mins ago and no signs of anything on him now at all.

I'll keep a close eye on him/her over the next few days.

Thanks for all your help

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 12:17:12 AM »
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To be honest the silver balls look like air bubbles to me, does it ever come to the surface or play in a stream of air bubbles from an air pump? That would explain why they've disappeared.

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Re: Diagnose my plec please
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 10:54:20 AM »
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I do have an air bar across the back of the tank, the bubbles just looked metallic like to me. It could be air bubbles though

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