White patch on pleco

Fishyfishlondon

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Hi! I’ve got a small pleco / anstrictus thing which seems happy but unfortunately has this white patch appeared above his eyes. He spends a lot of time behind the heater so wonder if it’s perhaps burned or a disease and if it’s something to worry about please? Thanks for your help.

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A201

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Normally I'd suspect the problem to be an injury w/ fungus or a bacterial infection.
I've seen new shipments of common Plecos arrive to my LFS with similar white growths, that proved to be harmless & temporary. Possibly a reaction to elevated ammonia.
IMO, As long as the Pleco is eating & otherwise acting normally, just concentrate on keeping the water clean & observe for any changes in the Plecos condition.
 
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Fishyfishlondon

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A201 said:
Normally I'd suspect the problem to be an injury w/ fungus or a bacterial infection.
I've seen new shipments of common Plecos arrive to my LFS with similar white growths, that proved to be harmless & temporary. Possibly a reaction to elevated ammonia.
IMO, As long as the Pleco is eating & otherwise acting normally, just concentrate on keeping the water clean & observe for any changes in the Plecos condition.
Thanks
A201 said:
Normally I'd suspect the problem to be an injury w/ fungus or a bacterial infection.
I've seen new shipments of common Plecos arrive to my LFS with similar white growths, that proved to be harmless & temporary. Possibly a reaction to elevated ammonia.
IMO, As long as the Pleco is eating & otherwise acting normally, just concentrate on keeping the water clean & observe for any changes in the Plecos condition.
Thanks, super helpful, I’ve had it for a couple years ago so will hope for the best and keep an eye on it.
 

DoubleDutch

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could there be a wound underneath ?(wedged itself under a log or rock)
 
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