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Bristlenose Pleco Wound

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by CAK, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. CAK

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    Newly acquired bristlenose pleco has some sort of wound I'm trying to identify in order to treat. Started off as a small white spot and has progressed to this in about three days time. 20 gallon tall and lives with a Dwarf Gourami and 5 neons. Water parameters are perfect, all other fish appear healthy. I've treated with API general which had no effect. Any ideas on what this might be would be appreciated!

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  2. Deanasue

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    I would say it’s a flesh wound. Not sure how he did it. Since pleco’s can’t handle salt well, I would do a big water change and then treat with Furan-2 Since it’s growing. The Furan-2 fights bacterial infections. If it reddens or begins to look infected then I would add Kanaplex to the treatment plan along with the Furan-2.
     
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    I have Seachem stress guard on hand. Would that be an OK alternative to Furan-2 and or Kanaplex?
     
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    No. That’s just a water conditioner, basically.
     

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