Help Pleco Fins Are Torn

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by fish25, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. fish25

    fish25New MemberMember

    Hi everyone,
    So I adopted my neighbors tiger Oscar bc he’s moving and put the fish in my 36 gal( I’m getting a 100 gal tank this week). I moved the tetras I had into a 10 gal tank. I have a Pleco that was hiding in his favorite spot and couldn’t get to him easily. So I put the Oscar in the tank and I saw the Pleco coming out. Well, when I went to grab a net a small container the Oscar already had him in his mouth! I was able to get the Pleco out of his mouth but now his back fins is messed up- practically he has no back fins. He is now in a 5 gal tank ( he’s a small guy) and I’m wondering what medicine and step will be the best for him to recover.
     
  2. toomanyfishes

    toomanyfishesValued MemberMember

    Can we see a pic? Keep the tank in really good condition bc he will poop up the tank and it could become finrot
     
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    fish25

    fish25New MemberMember

    Here’s a pic
     

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  4. toomanyfishes

    toomanyfishesValued MemberMember

    Yikes! Idk what to do about the 90 percent gone fin. I'd add aoi stress coat to replenish his slime coat to keep infection out.
     
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    fish25

    fish25New MemberMember

    Should I do daily water changes as well??

    I added stress coat to the tank already. I was thinking about doing 20% water change everyday or every other day. I also have Kanaplex I was thinking about adding as well
     
  6. toomanyfishes

    toomanyfishesValued MemberMember

    yeah sounds good