Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Smashed pleco

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by Jexnell, Nov 24, 2018.

    1. Jexnell

      Jexnell Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Sean
      Joined:
      Jul 17, 2017
      Messages:
      2,034
      Likes Received:
      2,997
      Trophy Points:
      154
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Vancouver, Wa.
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:54 AM
      So I rescued my pleco, she had under dug a big rock and it settled on top of her. At first I didn't notice the real damage till I saw her on the front glass. There is some extensive damage to get dorsal fin. 20181124_134953.jpg

      But I am worried, it looks like some internal bleeding. 20181124_135023.jpg

      Just good water and salt is all I really can do? Melafix maybe?
       
      Fishflyer likes this.
    2. tlindsey

      tlindsey Blue Tier VIP

      Real Name:
      Thomas Lindsey Sr.
      Joined:
      Aug 6, 2011
      Messages:
      11,220
      Likes Received:
      7,535
      Trophy Points:
      435
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      ohio
      Last Seen:
      Today at 7:32 AM
      Tbh only time will tell for her injuries. Just keep the water in pristine conditions. Hope she recovers.
       
      kno4te, Go_redfish and Jexnell like this.
    3. Go_redfish

      Go_redfish Aimara

      Real Name:
      Olivia
      Joined:
      Jul 21, 2018
      Messages:
      810
      Likes Received:
      2,102
      Trophy Points:
      129
      Gender:
      Female
      Last Seen:
      Monday at 1:52 PM
      Sorry for the accident. I hope she recovers and quickly. Is she behaving mostly normally right now?
       
      Fishflyer and tlindsey like this.
    4. Jexnell

      Jexnell Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Sean
      Joined:
      Jul 17, 2017
      Messages:
      2,034
      Likes Received:
      2,997
      Trophy Points:
      154
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Vancouver, Wa.
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:54 AM
      Yes she is. When I moved her to the 55 she wandered around a bit till she found a jackpot of algea. Has not left it.
       
    5. Go_redfish

      Go_redfish Aimara

      Real Name:
      Olivia
      Joined:
      Jul 21, 2018
      Messages:
      810
      Likes Received:
      2,102
      Trophy Points:
      129
      Gender:
      Female
      Last Seen:
      Monday at 1:52 PM
      If she's eating and active then that presents a more hopeful out look.
       
      Fishflyer, Matteus and Jexnell like this.
    6. Deadliestviper7

      Deadliestviper7 The Necromancer

      Real Name:
      Jason m
      Joined:
      Aug 6, 2016
      Messages:
      6,953
      Likes Received:
      3,633
      Trophy Points:
      178
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 3:12 PM
      Looks like only abrasions to me, she should recover quickly
       
      Fishflyer and Jexnell like this.
    7. Jexnell

      Jexnell Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Sean
      Joined:
      Jul 17, 2017
      Messages:
      2,034
      Likes Received:
      2,997
      Trophy Points:
      154
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Vancouver, Wa.
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:54 AM
      Let's hope so, crosses fingures!
       
      Fishflyer and Matteus like this.
    8. Fishflyer

      Fishflyer Exodon

      Real Name:
      Monty Piepereit
      Joined:
      Nov 23, 2018
      Messages:
      73
      Likes Received:
      74
      Trophy Points:
      21
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Monday at 5:50 PM
      Yes aquarium salt. Some Prme or Safe. Get opinion of your local fish store owner/expert. If there is one. Is it acting normally and eating? Get a Slime Coat additive. Usually that will seal off external wounds from infection.
       
      Matteus and Jexnell like this.
    9. Fishflyer

      Fishflyer Exodon

      Real Name:
      Monty Piepereit
      Joined:
      Nov 23, 2018
      Messages:
      73
      Likes Received:
      74
      Trophy Points:
      21
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Monday at 5:50 PM
      I just saw the post that she is acting normally. The Prime or Safe (same thing) not to be confused with Safe Start. Prime or Safe will neutralize any lingering toxins in water. Use a little extra. She is a beauty. All the best!
       
      Matteus and Jexnell like this.
    10. Jexnell

      Jexnell Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Sean
      Joined:
      Jul 17, 2017
      Messages:
      2,034
      Likes Received:
      2,997
      Trophy Points:
      154
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Vancouver, Wa.
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:54 AM
      I put her in my 46bowfront, she is the biggest fish in there now. So can rest and recover in peace. Added salt at 1t per 10 20181124_195824.jpg gal. The tank got a 100% water change yesterday (got moved to a different wall in the same room) and added some Melafix. Hope she pulls thru ok.
       
      Fishflyer likes this.

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store