I have a 8 inch common plece that appears to be shedding his skin/slime. He usually is out and about but today he was hiding in a pipe. When he camo out at feeding time i saw what appears to be whiteish skin/slime peeling off of him. He swam around and seemed unphased by this. Ill try to take a picture and upload it. Its a bit rough to get a good one with the glass.
just finished a 1/3 water change. 100 Gallon tank.... thats a lot of trips with my bucket. i also noticed my hoplo has a tiny spot on his "snout". Couldnt get a good pic of Plec. Hes too fast and has too many places to hide. The skin under the peeling slime looks fine. Just white slime coming off.
Went to the basement to check on them today and plec. seems fine. No evidence if slime/skin peeling off. Here are 2 pictures from last night.Sorry for the low quality pix. The white spots are from the glass/water. the one in the pipe you can see on the tail area and the dorsal shot a large white patch is visible. Any tips on taking pictures of fish in a tank? also just for fun what type of plec. does he appear to be? A friend gave him to me a few months ago.
I wouldn't have thought it was from a non-pleco type fight - more likely a scuff from rubbing against something - and this fish looks big enough (I'm guessing around 6-8") that I'd expect it to withstand a 8" suncat with little damage. It's of course possible that it's tried to get into a "too small hole" or some other "trying to escape" type of damage.