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Old 12-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Some of you may have heard that I got some L66's. Now they have little white spots on them. I'll try to get in a picture, but what I want to really know is what it is, if it's fatal, if it'll go away, or normal. Please help me, these are my favorite fish in my aquarium and I don't want to lose them.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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sounds like ich....and pretty well advanced as well..ich attacks the soft tissues first...on plecos it is most often in the gills first and the body later...better crank up the temp to 86 right now and start treating with a good quality ich med...
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Uhhhh....my Tetra heater is non-adjustable. What about the other fish? Will it be too hot for them? How come my other fish don't have it?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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Post a pic first. It does sound like ich, but plecos rarely get sick. I have two plecos that have not been sick. Check your water parameters, they may be off. I also agree to raise the temp to 86 degrees, it will speed up the life cycle of ich but it will get rid of it, but also treat with an ich medicine to kill the ich. After treatment then you would want to do a 50% water change.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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Here is the infectee...is that even a word? The other one's the same.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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well ....that didn't work...

kid.....L-66 plecos need to be in warmer water...82-86...obviously they have been in much cooler water and that is why they are sick...your other fish are not the same species and may well be perfectly happy with the cooler conditions..
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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what kinds of other fish can cope with that temperature? Would my mollies and platys be ok with the temperature at 80 degrees?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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Do you do research before add fish? Platies can tolerate temperatures from 64 degrees to 77 degrees F. Mollies can do about 68 to 82 degrees. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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i stated 82-86 with 82 being the minimum ; but 86 being preferred.....
Corydoras Sterbei also like the warmer temps...mollies and platies not so much..
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #10
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They're actually all dead now...oh well. Maybe I can get some corys next time.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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I am so sorry for your loss. Plecos rarely get sick. Mine have never been sick since I have had the tank. Yeah they do like the higher temps. Clown loaches are a good fish to put with plecos. Clown loaches can tolerate temps up to 86 degrees.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:41 AM   #12
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Thanks Angelclown...i was thinking of getting some loaches.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #13
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You're welcome. Yeah loaches are a good fish. Clown loaches are real good. Make sure that your tank is completely cycled. How big of a tank do you have? Clowns need a 300 gallon tank as they get huge. They get 12 inches or more. Other loaches are really good as well. There is a facebook group that you can get on and ask about what loaches would be good for your tank. It is called Botia loaches.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #14
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if you can't keep plecos i would suggest you not keep loaches..
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #15
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Yeah, Plecos can be pretty simple to keep. Loaches could be a whole other ballgame.... And sorry about your fish. That's never fun.
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