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Poor Pleco, well actually it’s a Gibbiceps

About 2 years ago I acquired a Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps or “Sailfin ” from a local tropical shop in York which needed some tender loving care, it was really poorly; sunken eyes, and a grey/white covering over its fins. This didn’t appear to be fungus, but the was clearly not deporting well, with clamped and torn fins. This was the picture of the .

Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps

I’ve been waiting 2 years for it’s sailfin to grow back, and it had almost grown back, I was going to take some pictures and produce a “before” and “after” shot for the , when the same fish was struck down by a sudden bacterial infection “fin rot”, which started to eat away at all it’s fins, it only affected this in my display tank, so it was immediately moved to a quarantine tank in the , and dosed with Melafix, and large quantities of cucumber for 7 days, and I happy to report, it’s fins are recovering well.

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