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Old 01-12-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Bushy nose pleco

WHat is this ? I noticed it today ? Is it something to worry about ? I noticed the fin on the end of my pleco his tail (the tip and end) it a white color . . . hope this picture helps , any ideas ?
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Can't really see it, but I do know that my BN plecos have a white design in their tail, it's just part of their coloration. Did yours used to be all dark?
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most likely it's just a heater burn, part of his coloration, or he's recovering from a nip. check your temp in the tank and make sure the temp is where it should be. you may need to lower the temp either way just to be safe. where is it at now? also, what is the stock in this tank?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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I can't tell from the picture but it's most likely just it's coloring. Both my dark BNP have similar markings.
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I agree that it is just the natural markings of the fish. My BNP has the exact same coloration on the tip of his tail. At first I worried, but I monitored it and looked up some pictures and it turns out it is completely normal.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #6
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My Albino BN also has a white spot at the very tip since I got her. My guess is its just the coloring, I kept an eye on it for months and nothings changed.
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most likely it's just a heater burn, part of his coloration, or he's recovering from a nip. check your temp in the tank and make sure the temp is where it should be. you may need to lower the temp either way just to be safe. where is it at now? also, what is the stock in this tank?
The tempature is around 78 degrees and this is my stock . . Minus one Benton's tetra cause one recently passed
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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yeah, i would say it's either coloring or nips. you really should up the black skirts to at least 5 regardless though.
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You've got 2 white skirts so they are the same as the black skirts. So your schools 6. Nothing to worry about.
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My calico BN have white spots on their tails too. Just keep an eye on it to make sure its not a problem.
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I'm 100% sure it is coloration, I will see if I can get a picture of mine and his white tips.
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