Bristlenose Pleco, growth on mouth

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Bristlenose Pleco, growth on mouth

Postby peter212693 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:37 am

Hello all,

I spotted last night my bristlenose pleco had a small white growth in the corner of its mouth. Its acting fine and still eating ok so doesn’t seem to be affecting it. Is this likely to be a fungus infection? Maybe cut its mouth on something?

Either way, am I best to treat the tank or see how it goes? I will try to get a picture but she hides alot but its no bigger than a couple of millimetres in diameter.

Water stats are:

0 - Ammonia

0 - Nitrite

20 - Nitrate

All other fish seem to be fine.

Can you advise what is best to do.?


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Re: Bristlenose Pleco, growth on mouth

Postby Carylnz » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:42 pm

Sounds like a secondary fungal infection over a small wound. If it is eating ok then I would tend to leave it alone. Sometimes, if you can catch the fish, you will find that you can brush the fungus off and the wound has healed underneath. Like a scab. Make sure water quality remains pristine.
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