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Old 04-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Sick Pleco - Large Bumps

I have had this pleco for about 6 months and he is about 6". I noticed a couple weeks ago he had a small bump but now he has several more. he is the only fish in the tank with any issues. I have been doing water changes regularly.
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ammonia 0ppm after water change

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Old 04-21-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Looks like a fish louse. Google some pictures and see if that's what your seeing.
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its really hard to say. It almost looks like a wart which I hear Plecos will develop over injuries - which is plausible because my synodontis is a bully
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i may try a parasite treatment just to be on the safe side...thanks
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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Fish Louse
Pathogen/Cause: Argulus spp.
Physical Signs: A flat disk-shaped arthropod parasite with many legs. On the fish itself it is barely noticeable only as a flat, dull colored bump that you may just think is a part of the fish, unless you see the legs themselves or the disk moving around on the body.
Behavioral Signs: Usually none noted unless very severe with secondary infections.
Potential Treatment: May be physically removed, but will cause great stress to the animal, and must be done carefully and with a dab of antibiotic over the wound afterwards. Brand name formulations like Jungle Parasite Guard and Aquarium Pharmaceuticals may also help.
Other Notes: Rarely seen in pet fish not kept outdoors (in ponds), and usually then only in ones that have been fed live foods. Crustacean not related to true lice, which are insects.

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i will let you know how the parasite treatment works..thanks for the diagnosis!!!!
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No problem. Let me know how you go.
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Did you try a parasite treatment?
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Have they moved or gotten larger? Anymore of them? I still think they look like parasites.
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