Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

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Just found my 8in plec dead in my 125. My pair of Nicaraguans look terrible, color gone. Plec stunk something fierce, coulda been dead since last night. 36hr work weekend, dark when I leave, dark when I get home. Draining tank down to as little as possible, fresh water going in. Damn.


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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

Sorry to hear that Dave. :(

Any idea what happened ? Hope the Nicaraguans recover. Good luck !
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

Oh no. Sorry to hear. Sounds like he may have fouled the water after his passing. Hope water change gets you back to normal and it's not something else that got in the water causing the problems. Good luck

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

real bummer man… sorry to hear that.. you will get everything back up to par I'm sure WC WC WC fixed everything … like mothers love hahaha

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

Yeah, that blows.......you'll get them back up to speed. B)

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

Yeah, dead stinky plec fouled the water. 90% w/c last nite, and the Nics do look a little better this morn. I'll do another 50-60 this eve. Plec was only about 4yrs old and was always fine. Wonder what took him out? Sometimes living things just expire I guess.


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tehmole replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

a 4yr old pleco isn't old .. weird how it would died without any clues ... but that sucks. which only mean one thing .... new addition to the family
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

tehmole wrote: a 4yr old pleco isn't old .. weird how it would died without any clues ... but that sucks. which only mean one thing .... new addition to the family

6ft 125 has only the pair of Nics in, only about 4in each. Could add something, but I think I'll leave them alone and see if they pair up, maybe get some fry. Have no clue on what happened to the plec, he looked good, ate well. Just croaked.


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tehmole replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

i believe your Nics don't want any tank mates.....cause it's a pair and want to spawn fry's???
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Dead pleco, Nics look terrible!

For CA's, these fish are very mild mannered and quite shy. They were in with a big O and slightly larger JD, was a good mix. Split them all up when I put bigger O's in the 180. First time raising Nics, I'm not sure about growth rates or sexual maturity. Still on the learning curve with them, they are quite nice fish though. Female very colorful, orange, yellow and green. Male just mostly brownish with a green head.


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