View Full Version : Pleco Mouth Growth

11-17-2010, 08:15 PM
Hey everyone

I have a sailfin pleco that i have had for almost a yr, for several months now he has had a growth on the corner of his mouth.
At first i thought he caught himself on something, the growth just looked like a piece of skin, but it has not gone away and instead has grown as he has grown.

The growth does not seem to be causing him any eating issues yet, but I am wondering:
what it could be?
can it be removed?
will it cause him problems if it gets bigger?

I have done some research and read about a disease that sounds similar but i do not think this is a disease - since it has been months & my pleco seems fine & there have been no behavioural and/or eating problems. Plus the growth is soft, im not sure if that means anything or not.

any tips/advice would be great!

ps i've tried to attach pics...i hope they work!