Plecco burn

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I have a large plecco in with my 2 Oscars. He has been hiding out near the heater and has since gotten a burn about the size of a dime. It has started to fuzz up and I don't know what to do.
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Small Fry replied the topic: Re: Plecco burn

Sounds like the wound may be infected now. What you could do is net him place him on a wet towel and have a q-tip dipped in iodine ready to swap the wounded area. I have never done it but I have heard this done many times by other fish keepers. It prevents having to treat the whole tank and cleans the wound quickly. A hospital tank would be good to put him in in case you have to treat him again.
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: Plecco burn

I have not had this but Smal Fry sounds like he is on the money.

Keep your water especially clean until it heals - step up the water changes.

Maybe you need a heater guard?

Good luck!
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mundy46 replied the topic: Re: Plecco burn

My 15" Oscar got a burn from the heater I just kept my eye on it, it went white and flakey but I added nothing to my water and it got better I don't recommend doing this my fish has a mark for life but just posting to say I wouldn't worry to much.
I'd hope there's meds without having to get him out the water
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Jvangoor77 replied the topic: Re: Plecco burn

UPdate on the Plecco...
He seems to be doing fine. The burn is healing but there will be a scar left.
Just keeping up on the water changes.
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