This plec is dangerously obese, possibly bloated.Dave75g said:
and this one is dangerously thin. Commons have a huge appetite, and need high protein foods as well as veg... and plenty of them. Sorry to say it's not chilling, it's starving.JKCichlids said:This is my Pleco chillin.
I put in algae wafers after I turn off the light and I even tried cucumber. And I don't think it's starving because it leaves no algae, not even a speck on my tank's walls or on any of the ornament. And I have wood that he is grazes on. Plus at least I took it away from its misery at walmart( Walmart doesn't barely care for their fishes). Hampalong I just wanted to tell u this but I don't like the way you responded, it was not pleasant. You just straight up said anything you saw wrong. What I'm saying is I think you should respond more kindly in telling us what we are doing wrong as you are one of most knowledgable members on FishLore . We make mistakes but FishLore helps us learn more information about our pets... U just admitted what we r doing wrong. An addition to to that is u could possibly provide us with a solution nicely to our unknown mistakes. Like just right now when u said my Pleco was not chilling, "it was starving", i didn't know that at all and to me that wasn't very nice.️ I'm sorry, I just had to let u know. I had no means of offending you. Thank uhampalong said:and this one is dangerously thin. Commons have a huge appetite, and need high protein foods as well as veg... and plenty of them. Sorry to say it's not chilling, it's starving.
Edit... Going by the size of the eyes it should be a lot bigger than it is.
I agree I could have said that better.Commons have a huge appetite, and need high protein foods as well as veg... and plenty of them
Ok I will try sticking algae wafers into the cucumbers and ya I guess I'll keep the Pleco in the 55. You know what's funny is that I did exactly what you said a while ago "also try feeding the cichlids at one end and sneaking some food in behind stuff at the other end for the plec..." But those nosy fishes decided to get double meal....fatties. The thing is when my Pleco realizes that there are algae wafers it goes to them but the cichlids are trying to shove them up their mouths and from that my Pleco kinda shys away to avoid the cichlids. Thank you again for the ideas.hampalong said:JKCichlids
Try to hide some high protein foods by pushing them into the veg... pellets, tablets, etc, even a prawn or two.
It wouldn't hurt the convicts. That might be a good idea. You really need the food to stick around on the bottom and not get pinched. With the bigger cichlids I have doubts whether it will get enough food.
Remember to keep an eye on water quality with the increase in food. A water change with good water is never a bad idea.
So from now on your plec is improving. Good news, yes?
Edit... JKCichlids wait. I just re-read that your other tank is only 10 gallon. Unfortunately this is far too small. But a good feed of veg-with-additives at night will work well. You could also try feeding the cichlids at one end and sneaking some food in behind stuff at the other end for the plec...
aliray, any ideas?
I'm not saying it is bloat Dave, just that it might be because it's so fat. Bloat is hit and miss, and often untreatable. Metronidazole or Octozin are usually used.Dave75g said:Should I put him in a QT? I've never treated bloat. How do I treat?