First, I would like to say that the pleco's are very itty bitty babies as far as pleco's go, and the goldfish is easily about 10-20 times their size. sorry, I don't have a cam, and I think I am fighting a losing battle. Is there somewhere I can look at pics of things that resemble what I'm talking about? I'm not very good with research I just got home and Elvis is sitting in a corner sorta on his side I put the net in to encourage him to move a bit and he just flopped upside down, so I lifted him some, and he half floated, half swam down to the corner and bonked into the glass and hasn't moved from the corner since he appears to have just a couple more white spots, and looks like he's got a big red mark on his side (but his fins are very clear). After looking at the red mark, I think it was there before only smaller, and I think I looked it over thinking it was just his natural bright orange colour. I have as of right now removed the two pleco's and put them into 2, 1gal tanks with water from the 20 gal until I can get the 10 gal up and cycled (working on it right after this).
The stuff Wal Mart gave me is the Jungle Fungus Eliminator.
I have not done anything to the water yet, so what should I do first, and how fast/slow, in what kind of doses? (like it was said to add an extra 1/2 tsp aquarium salt /gal, but how much at once? etc etc.)
I also have about a tbsp of Meleflex left, should I put that in??
And with the peas, I only have a can of mixed peas and carrots, so they are preserved peas, will that work? and how on earth do I get him to eat it?????
I also noticed that his face sorta looks like......well, if you look right at his eyes, he looks like the bubble head and his cheeks are sorta like a helmet or mask...... like he's got a space between his eyes and his skin......almost like he's shedding, or in a shell????? Does this make ANY sense to anyone?????? or is it just they way they look when you look that close???
I don't have the ability to get a water test done at this time (I work very long hrs in an unfamiliar area, so I don't even know if there's a pet store out here, it's kinda an industrial area. and everything by my house is closed when i get home except Wal Mart) So I'm planning on buying a testing kit as soon as I can.
As for water quality, he is in a very newly cycled tank right now, the tank he's now in has only been set up for about two week, and has only had the 2 pleco's in it for about 4 or 5 days.
And I guess it looks like I gotta get me another 20-30 Gal tank apparently.
Thanks so much for everything, I hope we can save him