Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-05-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
illuzion7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 55
Think this is ick?

So here is a common pleco, I rarely see him with all the driftwood and caves but today I did get a glimpse and this is what I saw..

https://plus.google.com/photos/10541...LvHw7Tdyqu9gQE

No new fish, never had ick, up and running a few months, finally cycled tested all water parameters today after a 30% PWC and gravel clean, nothing high.
__________________

__________________
Tank - 55g with a Marineland C-360 and C-220 filter, 48" Aquasun LED HO, 2x Koralia 425gph powerheads
Fish - 12 Neon Tetras, 1 Yo Yo Loach, 3 Emperor Tetras, 5 Rummynose Tetras, 4 Clown Loaches, 1 pleco, 2 SAE, 2 Torpedo Barbs, 2 GBR's
illuzion7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
illuzion7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 55
Another pic, I baited him out for a better shot..

https://plus.google.com/photos/10541...CK7fnuCWhozrMw
__________________

__________________
Tank - 55g with a Marineland C-360 and C-220 filter, 48" Aquasun LED HO, 2x Koralia 425gph powerheads
Fish - 12 Neon Tetras, 1 Yo Yo Loach, 3 Emperor Tetras, 5 Rummynose Tetras, 4 Clown Loaches, 1 pleco, 2 SAE, 2 Torpedo Barbs, 2 GBR's
illuzion7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 11:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
illuzion7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 55
One other thing I forgot to mention, I live in Hawaii so my tank runs at 80-82 always, never less. I read that high temp kills it off, so that is why I am not sure..
__________________
Tank - 55g with a Marineland C-360 and C-220 filter, 48" Aquasun LED HO, 2x Koralia 425gph powerheads
Fish - 12 Neon Tetras, 1 Yo Yo Loach, 3 Emperor Tetras, 5 Rummynose Tetras, 4 Clown Loaches, 1 pleco, 2 SAE, 2 Torpedo Barbs, 2 GBR's
illuzion7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Doesn't look like ick. Maybe some sort of bacterial infection.
__________________
katfishkeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 05:19 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
foxyhasswag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jersey Channel Islands
Posts: 256
Definitely doesn't look Luke ick it's looks like some sort of fungal growth

Sent from my HTC One using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
foxyhasswag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 06:50 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Cynic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,272
Do you actually have a common pleco and 3 clown loaches in a 55G...
__________________
Cynic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
illuzion7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 55
thanks...everyone.

Cynic, actually 4 clown loaches..yes, yes I do. Do you desire to counsel me on the growth rate/tank size of both of these fish? I am well aware so I will save you time. The clowns were maybe an inch when I got them a few months ago, maybe 1.5 now. The pleco is growing very fast, and soon...just like the clowns both will be transferred back to LFS. In the meantime, I will let my fish live happily in the tank. Even though I am overstocked by 13% but overfiltered by 212%.

This is why I hate posting here, everyone thinks people are just idiots. I didn't just buy a 55g tank, fill it up with water and throw them in, good luck fish. I am using this to get advice with questions you can't google.
__________________
Tank - 55g with a Marineland C-360 and C-220 filter, 48" Aquasun LED HO, 2x Koralia 425gph powerheads
Fish - 12 Neon Tetras, 1 Yo Yo Loach, 3 Emperor Tetras, 5 Rummynose Tetras, 4 Clown Loaches, 1 pleco, 2 SAE, 2 Torpedo Barbs, 2 GBR's
illuzion7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
foxyhasswag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jersey Channel Islands
Posts: 256
No maybe your the idiot why would you give these lovely fish a home how would u like to get taken from all your friends and be put in a different room with a lode of strangers and then settle in and make new friends and be taken away again a common requires well over a 100g
__________________
foxyhasswag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by illuzion7 View Post
thanks...everyone.

Cynic, actually 4 clown loaches..yes, yes I do. Do you desire to counsel me on the growth rate/tank size of both of these fish? I am well aware so I will save you time. The clowns were maybe an inch when I got them a few months ago, maybe 1.5 now. The pleco is growing very fast, and soon...just like the clowns both will be transferred back to LFS. In the meantime, I will let my fish live happily in the tank. Even though I am overstocked by 13% but overfiltered by 212%.

This is why I hate posting here, everyone thinks people are just idiots. I didn't just buy a 55g tank, fill it up with water and throw them in, good luck fish. I am using this to get advice with questions you can't google.
Here, here. I have asked where this rule of fish per gallon comes from and have yet to receive a reasonable explanation. IMO 'need' is a human perception. People see this info on other sires... especially the Seriously Fish site...... and take the info as gospel. What sites like this don't say, is whether a fish that needs 55 gallons can have any tankmates in the same 55 gallons?..... or does he need the whole tank.to himself. Very vague if you ask me.

Common plecos can survive in a.hole in a river bank in the dry season, so 55 gallons of well filtered aquarium water may be considered luxury..... if fish think like humans that is!

Your fish looks to me like it has suffered some damage to the upper eye - as you know, plecos like to squeeze into small spaces! The eye also looks cloudy, although that may be just the photo? It could be that bacteria has infected a wound and often fugal growth can affect the same area. If you can catch the fish, it may be worth treating the area with a little iodine.
__________________

__________________
Yo momma so ugly, she makes my frogfish look cute
pip walters is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ick

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To ick or not to ick? bkiggy Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 10-19-2012 11:50 AM
ICH ICK and more ICK DJLiquid Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 9 11-10-2008 09:04 PM
Dont have Ick, Dont want Ick alarmguy66 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 12-20-2003 10:30 PM
ICK!!!!!!!!!!!!MORE ICK!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm desperate here!!!! ADCISCO Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 14 11-16-2003 01:56 PM
Rid ick (+) or nox ick? jhd Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 10-26-2003 11:41 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.