Pleco with fin slash and injuries

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I do not know where to put this topic, so sorry if I put this there.

I have pleco for several years and recently though, i have seen its fin being damaged. I somehow was not worried ( can't believe it) until I saw it with wounds after several days after vacation. Now, also, the fish is kinda skinny. The fish is with 4 silver dollars, an oscar, ad a striped raphael catfish.
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Sounds like a little bit of aggression to me. The catfish and the plec will both be fairly active at night so maybe they are having a bit of a scrap when you are not around. I really can't think what else could be causing the problem.

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tehmole replied the topic: Pleco with fin slash and injuries

yeah i doubt it's caused by your SD - might your O just .....not feeling it.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Pleco with fin slash and injuries

There is one thing though. The pleco chases the oscar and silver dollar away especially when there are veggies around.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Pleco with fin slash and injuries

Being thin and having eroding fins sounds like a nutritional issue. What kind of pleco is this?


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turtle lover replied the topic: Pleco with fin slash and injuries

Leopard pleco. Just wondering how many times a week i should put veggies?
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Pleco with fin slash and injuries

Do you feed him pellets too ? He may need a little more protien than hes getting
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daddadoo7 wrote: Do you feed him pellets too ? He may need a little more protien than hes getting

Yes. He eats it especially during night with the raphael catfish.
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Pleco with fin slash and injuries

i suspect it's the cat fights.....

try adding food to two locations in the tank.....one for mr.pleco and the other for raph
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