Male Bird Mouth Wrasse

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Hi folks... I've got a pair of Bird Mouth Wrasse and have had them over a year and they are AWESOME fish and healthy as can be female is lovely and timid Male is more boisterous but lately he has developed lumps or nodules on his beak has anyone else ever seen this on their own fish and is it anything to worry about or is it normal for this to happen??
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

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Reply #1

i think thats normal

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Hope so buddy he's a fabulous fish (a pig when it comes to food)  : :mad: but an awesome fish thanks for taking the time to reply I really appreciate it  :grin:

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I've seen them before where the bubbliness of its mouth goes up and arounds its eyes.

*This is a very active species that will pace from one end of the aquarium to the other. It will occasionally stop to probe a reef crevice with its snout or examine the bottom as it searches for food. As it grows, it is not uncommon for male Bird Wrasses to develop large bumps on the snout. These protuberances, which may be fatty tumors, do not tend to interfere with the feeding and general health of the Bird Wrasse. *

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Reply #4

He is CONSTANTLY active as is she but he's is more inquisitive like if he sees you looking at the tank he will swim to you and sit on the sand watching you... Ever so weird but he is in all the cracks and caves and crevasses looking for amphipods and crabs and stuff as he's demolished all my hermit crabs the sod.... But I'd not be without him was actually given the pair of them free from one of my local LFS as a customer brought them back as they ate ALL his shrimp in his tank..... I think it's obvious that you do your research before buying reef fish obviously this guy didn't but that's another story some may say its cruel but I do introduce a few hermits every so often at night so it keeps him busy and keeps it as natural as possible for them    :D


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