Listless Clown Pleco Only Moving When Poked

  1. xshainax Well Known Member Member

    my clown pleco is listless and he only moves when I poke him. The ammonia is .25, Ph, 6.5, and nitrates is 20. I am trying to get the ammonia down to 0 but its hard and thats not the problem since he already survived one ammonia spike before. Is there any way to save him?
     
  2. catsma_97504 Fishlore Legend Member

    What is your nitrite level? How long has your tank be running? Do you have driftwood? How often do you feed your pleco? What is offered?

    Sorry for all the questions but your profile info is too sketchy to gain a good understanding of your tank. If you wouldn't mind, please provide complete Aquarium Profile Information. Just click the My Settings button at the top of this page, and select Edit Aquarium Info. Complete the information on your aquarium, including tank size, filtration, stocking, lighting, water parameters, etc. And save your changes. Then you won't be inundated with answering questions about your tank.
     

  3. Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    It's probably not a good idea to be poking your fish ;D
     
  4. xshainax Well Known Member Member

    The nitrites is at 0.25, its been running since early September, I have a piece of mopani driftwood, I feed him algae wafers, and he enjoys brocoli.
     

  5. xshainax Well Known Member Member

    Lol, its only with the fish net
     
  6. xshainax Well Known Member Member

    Update On Fred My Clown Pleco

    Well I checked on my clown pleco and he is fanning his fins moving around a little. So I think he will be fine
     
  7. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:I have merged your Update with the original thread concerning your Pleco. I think it will less confusing to other members now.

    Best wishes for your fish!

    Ken