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Old 12-16-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Pale plecostomus

My sailfin plecostomus has developed pale gray spots and gotten paler over the past month. I was not home, but he was not like this when I left.

It is a 36 gallon tank with two gourami and 2 platys as well. Before I left, I added a new tank heater and itís set at 72 degrees Fahrenheit and am wondering if this may be the cause, or if it is normal, which I read it might be.

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Judging from your pics, no Ick, Oodinium or Columnaris. That's a relief. The fading might be due to a nutritional deficiency. Be sure to feed your Pleco an algae wafer two or three times a week. It also would be a good idea to add a small piece of driftwood for your Pleco to munch on. Your Pleco will like it if you bump the temp up to 78 degrees. No worries.
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Thanks! I set it at 72 because I didnít want to change the water too much without being able to observe them, I will be bumping it up a bit. I observed him a bit too and as soon as he swam around and moved to the gravel all the spots disappeared so Iím not worried. Thank you though!! Iíll make sure heís getting fed properly now
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Thanks! I set it at 72 because I didnít want to change the water too much without being able to observe them, I will be bumping it up a bit. I observed him a bit too and as soon as he swam around and moved to the gravel all the spots disappeared so Iím not worried. Thank you though!! Iíll make sure heís getting fed properly now
as stated already, I would still suggest a small piece of driftwood. Many plecos need the wood in their diet .
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