Rubber Lip Ich

StanV

I got this Rubber Lip Pleco May 9 (last Saturday) for my 55 gallon. In this tank I have 2 German blue rams, 2 honey gouramis, 2 upside down cats, 1 Electric Blue Acara, 1 Blue Eyed Bristlenose and now the rubber lip, total of 9 fish. But I’ve noticed that the rubber lip has white spots. So I believe it’s ich but I’m not 100 percent sure. And even though it’s been a few days he’s only been hanging out in the corner of the tank at the top. Although my Bristlenose hangs under a mopani wood. I have 2 mopani woods. Is it normal for a rubber lip to stay on the glass ?? This is my first rubber lip so I don’t know anything about it. Can anyone tell me if it is and if it is ich how can I help get rid of it?? ( I don’t have a quarantine tank.)
 

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Broggy

I would treat with ick X. you don't need a tank, just a container. I use 2 gallon buckets.
 
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StanV

I would treat with ick X. you don't need a tank, just a container. I use 2 gallon buckets.
Would it be ok if I treated the whole tank? Like leave the Pleco with my other fish. Or I have to go take him out ?
 
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Broggy

treating the whole tank might stress the other fish out, but you could do that if you wanted.
 
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DoubleDutch

treating the whole tank might stress the other fish out, but you could do that if you wanted.
The only way to treat Ich is to treat the whole tank. The parasites are simplybin the water everywhere (invisible atage in which they are vunerable for meds)
 
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