Just recently in the last week he has been losing his dark brown color. G. gizmo1417 Feeder Fish. My pleco seems to have a white film on his body. He is turning a light tan color. Soon, they would start to fray and appear ragged. Water quality is good. MFK Member. I saw him around the tank last night, and he looked fine. Due to my being a complete idiot, the bag with the Pleco fell while I was acclimating the shrimp. Mar 6, 2008 164 0 0 Bay Area, Ca. When I woke up in the morning, found the white spots on his body on some on his tail. Help! Hi new to your group my common pleco looks like his scales r discolouring water is fine regular water changes just installed a fluval 406 cannister filter.just started to happen after i put four clown loaches in wonder if they r bullying … White dots can be present sometimes. Ask Question Asked 9 months ago. The first time this happened it was only for a day or so and his dark brown came back. They are very attractive – dark gray with small white spots. Plecos. Thread starter gizmo1417; Start date Jan 6, 2009; Forums. Aquarium Advice Activist . I've since shifted him into an empty tank and used some "Anti White Spot Plus" medical treatment from Interpret. I keep the fish population at a reasonable amount, usually between 8-10 small community fish. The white patches seem to be increasing slightly everytime I see it(my pleco doesn't appear at the front of the tank very often) and I'm really panicking. A few days ago I got a Pleco and some cherry shrimp for my aquarium. Please help me figure out the proper medication to get so I can start treatment ASAP! ? Posts: 101 Do you have any clearer pictures or ones from a different angle? So i have had a 15 gallon community setup for about 9 months now. Discussion Starter • #1 • Oct 29, 2010. In most cases, fin rot is only noticed when it’s in its advanced stage, that is, when pieces of the tail and fins start to fall off and the white edges become thicker. Viewed 74 times 0. Active 9 months ago. I have had a tank and worked at a store and seen this many of times, but never in a Pleco. 48 Posts . I have a white sand substrate could this be the cause? Why is my Pleco turning white? Does anybody know why this is happening? They are medium-sized, so adults usually only grow 8-10 inches long. My temp are usually at 75-80. The fins and tail may turn more opaque or milky. Advanced Aquaria Discussion Forum. Is he not getting enough algae? Can anyone please tell me why my plec has started turning white _____ _____ 02-22-2017, 10:27 PM #2: _Drago_. Location: Southern United States. It seems to be minutely stringlike (as in you have to look REALLY close to see the "strings") and only on the body. I have a 40 gallon with 15 guppies, and a baby razorback turtle( changing it into a different tank this week. This type of pleco is 1 of 4 different species that make up the Leporacanthicus genus. Pleco turning white? O.K. They may appear inflamed or blood streaked. They are usually very resistant fish to … I'm not sure but I've heard their bodies might turn lighter colored depending on their environment? They are also a cave-dwelling type of pleco and prefer quicker moving currents with high levels of oxygen. Pleco turning white. I can't figure out if it's Columinaris or an actual fungus. Please help? Bottom Dwellers. Why is my Pleco turning white, how to improve his health. Join Date: Feb 2017. Fish turning white (dis-considering ich) is could be the blood inside of the fish being affected by a number of different problems or diseases . White spots appeared on my pleco about 3 days ago, just 1 day after i brought him home from the LFS. Has lots of places to hide, fake and real plants, it eats fish flakes, Pleco food that sinks to the bottom. I have had my plecostomus for about 3 months.

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