Pleco parasite or what?

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mikead

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Hi fellow aquarists,

I have a few ~3" teenager Albino Bristlenose pleco. One of them have something from anus, and it's definitely NOT feces. I am not sure if it's parasite?

It seems to still eat normally, and Other pleco seem OK.

One fancy guppy in the same tank died a few weeks ago and might have had the same "parasite".

Thank you. You all stay safe!
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mikead

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Camallanus Worms? If so, I would appreciate your experience on treating them.
 

mikead

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levamisole or fenbendazole: which is the better treatment from your experience please?
 

the loach

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Unfortunately, that is Camallanus. It can be treated with an anthelmintic, either one of those is fine, the problem is getting them w/o a prescription depending on the state.
 
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