Pleco Health Problem! Help!

TombedOrchestra

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My hornwort plants have become a mangled mess (like... a literal spongy seaweed consistency).

I began to take them out and my pleco came with it. It looks as though he got tangled in it. He also had a bunch of it in his mouth (looks like he was trying to suck it).

I got him free and see no plants in his mouth... but he is not acting normal. Erratic swimming, staying in one spot / hiding, tail curling...

Thoughts? Not sure there's much I can do at this point if there's anything major that happened.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Good morning. @Initiate , he's been having these behaviors since I found him stuck / sucking on the plant mess. As soon as I was able to release him he began with the behaviors. He has moved around a tiny bit on the bottom of the tank the past 12 hours but still strange behaviors. Is it possible that he sucked that plant mess into his stomach and that's causing issues? Or maybe it's something else...
 
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