Wart like pimple under mouth of pearsei

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Wart like pimple under mouth of pearsei

Post by coolsteve » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:58 pm

Dear Pam,

Could you please advise what my 40cm male pearsei is affected by...

There is a small white wart like pimple growt underneath its mouth area... its eating and nothing hindering the mouth

the tank is slightly overstock with geos, royal clown knife, clarius, upside down giant catfish and other fishes.. its in a 4x1.5ft tank

The fish is swimming freely and is always chasing a 35cm grey giant gourami but no major injuries... kids play

I look forward to hearing your advice

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Re: Wart like pimple under mouth of pearsei

Post by Pam Chin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:05 pm

Hi Steve,

It is really hard to say without actually being able to see the fish. Often larger fish get spots in the mouth area and it could be from rubbing on the glass to running into rock, sparring with a tankmate etc. Maybe we notice it more on larger fish then smaller fish just because of their size, it is much easier to see. Most of these types of bumps are harmless, but on the same hand, if it gets bigger or becomes an open sore then you should be concerned.

I hate to treat fish, meds can really take a toll, especially if you use the wrong meds. If everything else appears to be normal, I would just keep an eye on it.

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