Spot On Bristlenose Pleco

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Drummer630, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Drummer630New MemberMember

    Hi my pleco has had this little spot on him for a while now. He doesnt seem to be having any issues with it and the rest of the fish in the tank are fine . Could it just be a spot where he got injured? Sorry supposed to say bristlenose pleco but won't let me edit it
     

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
  2. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Could be fungal... @Fanatic?

    Did it appear suddenly or over a long period of time?
     




  3. Drummer630New MemberMember

    It was just there one day when we seen him
     




  4. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    I have seen this before, but I dont know what it is. Since a Pleco doesnt have scales, Id guess a fungal issue.
     
  5. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Who else shares this aquarium with the BN?

    Looks like a wound.
     
  6. Drummer630New MemberMember

    There a mollies, dwarf gourami, pearl gourami and Cory cats in the tank with him. Me wife and I were talking about one of the decorations possibly doing it too because our fake coral piece in the middle feels a little abrasive in some spots. He doesnt act like he is bothered by it or anything. I just thought maybe someone else had encountered this before and could possibly shed some light on it for us
     
  7. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Keep a close eye on it. If it does not start to heal quickly I would advise you treat it. For wounds I have had good luck with this product. It is herbal.
     
     
  8. kallililly1973Valued MemberMember

    looks like a wound from a decoration to me too. that's what i would suspect. but as others have said keep a close eye check your parameters and maybe even a water change.
     
  9. Drummer630New MemberMember

    Ok thanks. I do frequent water checks and water changes and I have done a couple of each since we noticed it so I will provably go ahead and get something to treat with and give it a few more days to see if its healing before I treat

    Is there anything special I need to do when I treat with this? It won't affect my other fish?
     
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  11. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Hi, I’ve edited the title for you & merged the threads
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  12. Drummer630New MemberMember

    Thank you
     
  13. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Sorry I know nothing about bristlenose plecos so I cannot help.
     
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