Dead juvenile pleco

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Hi just bought a small little pleco yesterday from my LFS yesterday it was doing fine and this morning it was doing fine, i came home from work to find it laying upside down motionless in my Java Moss, poked to see if it would move and it didnt budge so I now have it sitting in q bucket (mostly because I am not positive it is dead but it is motionless, my water parameters are fine and all my other fish are okay, 0 ammonia, 7.5 pH, I even have baby endlers that are doing fine20200920_200149.jpg20200919_170413.jpg
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What is the water volume of the tank? 40 gal
How long has the tank been running? 8 months
Does it have a filter? Sponge
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 74
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) A lot of cherry shrimp, 2 amano shrimp about 15 endlers, 10 neon tetras, mystery snail, and bamboo shrimp

How often do you change the water? Once every 2 weeks
How much of the water do you change? 20%
What do you use to treat your water? Nothing I use well water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Both

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?yes
What do you use to test the water? API Master Kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.


How often do you feed your fish? Every day twice
How much do you feed your fish? Some brinr shrimp, some algae sticks and some powder
What brand of food do you feed your fish? Hikari
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Frozen

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 1 day
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? Just now
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Dead
Have you started any treatment for the illness?
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Dead

Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
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