HELP PLECOS HAVE RED EYE AND SPOTS!!!

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HELP PLECOS HAVE RED EYE AND SPOTS!!!

Post by PiercedHeart » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:40 pm

I have 7 zebra plecos and 1 of them from what I noticed has bloodshot eyes and red spots around its body D: I'm not sure what i should do but I'm changing them all over to a new tank that is pure water from pre R/O that I bought (cause i cant get it from tap cause its too hard) So yeah...anyone know what the red is from D: ? please help!!! I dont want 200$ fish to die >_<

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Re: HELP PLECOS HAVE RED EYE AND SPOTS!!!

Post by TwoTankAmin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:47 am

Provide a bit more info especially pictures, please.

How long have you have fish, tank/water info, diet etc.
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Re: HELP PLECOS HAVE RED EYE AND SPOTS!!!

Post by Mr. Johnson » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:52 pm

Have you seen your fish fighting?

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Re: HELP PLECOS HAVE RED EYE AND SPOTS!!!

Post by Barbie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:08 am

Pure RO water? This sounds more like a cycling issue, if I had to guess. I hope he figured that out...

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Re: HELP PLECOS HAVE RED EYE AND SPOTS!!!

Post by TwoTankAmin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:12 pm

Barb- great to see you post here again. I thought maybe aliens had got you.

If he moved over the tank contents and filters, that would have pretty much kept things cycled. I am also puzzled by only one fish being affected. If the issue was ammonia I would expect to see more than just one fish showing symptoms.

Also, I should have said that pure RO is rarely a good idea long term for any fish.

But on a second read I am now not clear on whether the red spots appeared before or after the changeover, but my impression is it was before?

PiercedHeart, can you clarify this, please?
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