Help with Royal Pleco

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Help with Royal Pleco

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Hello everyone, it has been awhile! Happy New Year!

I hope this is the right forum. My Royal Pleco came out of its cave today to eat and I noticed this white puffy thing on it. Might it be an injury or fungal problem? I have Melafix and Primafix on hand but did not want to be hasty without getting some opinions or feedback. Thanks in advance for your time!
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Re: Help with Royal Pleco

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You will need to treat the area directly. Apply meth blue to a Q Tip. Catch the fish and directly swab the area (area will stain blue, it's ok). Treat in this manner every 2-3 days until it clears up. In these cases it is far better to treat the specific area rather than dump a medication in the tank.
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I will do that, thanks Shane!
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Ok so Hank (pooper) is not happy with me , but I did get a chance to treat Hank today. Something rubbed off of Hank today when I went to treat him, but I think there is still a little healing… so I am hopeful he/she will be ok.
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Here is what rubbed off, can’t tell anything with the dye…
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