I saw the photo. Can you tell if the skin is actually pealing off or if it is just white?
Back when I had my common pleco he really freaked me out one day when he started getting white patches all over his body. It wasn't long after a water change. As soon as he settled back down his color returned. I finally decided he wasn't happy with water changes because it happened again and again.
I read up on clown plecos. I saw that their temp range is between 73 to 82. It really is best not to keep them in the highest temp range. Before medicating, since you are not sure what kind of medication might help Please lower the temp.
This might be caused by his diet too. They are mainly veggie eaters but do need meat (protein) . You may want to consider adding shrimp pellets and even bloodworms for him. Some fresh veggies might help him too. I know my Elbert loves his raw zucchini.
Okay, I will lower his temperature as soon as I get home. It was white before, now looks like a sore? Like pinkish. I tried giving him zucchinI before, he ignored it, but I am going to try again. I will get him the shrimps too.
I'm certainly no pleco expert, but isn't this one of the species which requires or benefits from the inclusion of wood fibre from driftwood in the diet? I think I'd leave the wood in there.
And, it seems to my eye that he looks better in the more recent picture? Or is this wishful thinking?
Yes, they need it. I will put it back. And did u notice that too? His eyes look better, I thought I was seeing things Lol..his skin not tho. I know I sound so desperate, sorry, I just hate seeing my animals all sick and suffering.