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Old 03-13-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Whats best treatment for ich with plecos?

Has anyone treated ich successfully for plecos? What was the best treatment for ich?

I plan on spending a nice chunk of $$ on some king tiger and snowball plecos and would like some info before hand. A quick google yields mix results, DONT use salt/medications and some do.
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It is very rare that plecos get Ick or Ich. But if they did I would treat them with Malachite Green. I don't recommend copper or salt. They are more likely to come down with a fungus or bacterial infection. This I would treat with Nitrofurazone.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:25 PM   #3
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As bwishkered said, but also try Paraguard. It did wonders for me... trust me!
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I'd be more worried about internal parasites if they're wild caught

Praziquantel has worked for me many times
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Hi Bruce 845,

Just to add to the info you've already gotten from members, and not to disregard anyone's advice but I was curious. Here's a little bit specifically on Plecos and salt...

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/fwsubwebindex/ichfaqs.htm

"Plecos have thick skin, but their gills and mouths can host the Ich. A heavy breakout on the gills will kill. Use salt and water changes to cure Ich. Salt is 100% effective and not as harsh as meds."

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