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Samwise sucked on by a pleco.Blood in poop :(


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Hey all. I have a bit of an emergency. My little pearlscale Samwise was constipated and I had him in a little breeder bin in my 56 gal so I could fast him. Well, I guess he must have been feeling better because he got out and must have sank like a stone and I woke up to find my pleco sucking on him :cry I plucked him out and put him in my QT tank (cycled but had a bump) This all happened Wednesday. Yesterday he started having poop with blood in it and I fed him a pea and today he had a poop with blood and pea. Today he doesn`t feel like eating and I`m wondering if there is anything else I can do to help him? I pretty much have all meds that can be added to the tank. I know this may be a lost cause but I'd like to do all I can as he's my family favorite.

I did add about 1/4 teaspoon of epsom salt last night. I don't know if meds can help at this point; however I want to try whatever I can.

Here is a pic from yesterday and one from today. The abraded parts seem a bit better although that could be because I'm used to looking at it.


Here is the one from earlier with a bit of the pea in it:


Edited by MomofMany
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was he pooping blood before the epson?

edit: you can turn up the temp a few degrees.

Edited by Captain Findus Goldfish
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i don't know if there is much you can do if he is bleeding internally. :( is he eating?

just low stress, high temps and good water and see.

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Thank you all for your nice comments. He will be missed a lot by me :crying: Maybe one day I'll find another wonky fish like him :)

Samwise sure does look like a special chap so sorry for your loss :( I hope Sanwise 2 will swim into your life :) by the way out of curiosity what kind of pleco is it?
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