Question White Cloudy Almost Looks Like Scales Missing

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Woke up this a.m finding out my pleco might be sick, I was reading online and possibly it's due to stress. Hes got almost a cloudy white film on him, almost looks like his scales are missing, hes still eating, pooping and swimming around like nothing is wrong. 30 gallon tank, temp set to 80 set up around 4 months, water peramitures are 0 with everything but nitrates at 5. I did just remove a ram cichlid yesterday who had died so possibly that has something to do with it. Anyone know what this could be? Thanks
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ZigI Zig said:
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It look like ammonia burn to me but you said water parameters are 0 and you had also dead fish. did she had anything like that.
It could be ammonia burn as the ammonia was at 0.25 a couple days ago, I believe the fish has gill flukes but I can't be 100% sure

coralbandit said:
I'll throw columnaris out there .
It definitely looks bacterial IMO .
Just a fast research and possibly that's what it is I might not have enough air in the tank will surguard or melafix fix this issue or just water changes?
 

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Not aware what surguard is but you have problems getting what most use [antibiotics] in Canada I believe ?.
Turn tank down to mid low 70's and read up on columnaris ..
 
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coralbandit said:
Not aware what surguard is but you have problems getting what most use [antibiotics] in Canada I believe ?.
Turn tank down to mid low 70's and read up on columnaris ..
It could be, the issue is I have a ram cichlid inside the tank so that's why the temp is set to 80

Snailerator said:
Is that temp a bit too high?
I believe it could be, but I have eletric blue ram inside the tank, they need temp from 78 to 85 so I figured 80 was a good middle ground for him and the pleco
 
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I was reading that plecos change colour due to various reasons, could this possibly be it or is it something else, it really looks like fungus
 
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After a month here's an update on Sally, hes grown so much. Very healthy and pooping like crazy, I really do believe it's just a pleco thing where they change colour depending on where they are, possibly other brighter fish are around. Either way hes healthy and great, thanks everyone who helped
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