Sick Bn Pleco Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Travis Bradbury, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Travis BradburyValued MemberMember

    Today I've noticed my BN pleco had a huge belly, ive posted pictures below.

    Ive had this pleco for a long time and have never noticed it until now.
    I recently had abunch of fish die due to an aggresive DG and ammonia poisoning due to a dead fish that got caught in my filter intake (DG probably killed that fish first which started it all)
    The DG is now gone.

    My last feeding was yesterday, but ive NEVER seen him/her like this. I also have about 20 shrimp who clean up the bottom alot also. Usually this pleco is very active, but he/she has been just sittig on my flower pot the past few days doing nothing.

    I have not tried peas yet.

    The pleco also had some discolouration, I think ive seen it awhile ago, but really noticing it now.

    What do you guys think? 20180415_011020.jpg20180415_011146.jpg20180415_011901.jpg20180415_011650.jpg
  2. Travis BradburyValued MemberMember

    Heres 2 more pictures of the bottom... wouldnt let me post new pics when editing the original post
  3. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Is it fed enough fresh vegs?
  4. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I also must ask, does he have any wood?
  5. Travis BradburyValued MemberMember

    There is wood, and I feed cucumbers here and there
  6. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Could it be a pregnant female?

    How long is the fish?
  7. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    And what other food Travis ?
  8. Travis BradburyValued MemberMember

    The fish is about 3inches.. i do have a 2nd bn pleco in there, but its only like 1 and a half inches. Idk if they can breed when that small

    I feed flakes and a algae wafer every 2 days. Typically the bn plecos couldnt touch the wafers, but now they can due to most my live barers dying.

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