Axolotl mouth sore/growth. Advice, please

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My job includes caring for an axolotl along with other amphibians and reptiles. I believe it is a male. About 2 months ago he developed a pinkish sore/growth on/in the left side of his mouth. It doesn't appear to have grown beyond what is in the pictures and hasn't lost any weight. Other than that, he seems fine and eats well. I'd like to find out what it is and if I should take any action. Help would be most appreciated .
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My friends axolotl had something like this awhile ago, the lotl bit a plant and then it's mouth ended up growing a sore, watch the red spot for a few weeks and see if it grows or shrinks.😊
 
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My friends axolotl had something like this awhile ago, the lotl bit a plant and then it's mouth ended up growing a sore, watch the red spot for a few weeks and see if it grows or shrinks.😊
Many thanks. There is a plant which I will now remove.
 
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    @MadamePirateOwl Fridging is best left to life-or-death situations, and salt baths are unnecessarily harsh, stressful, and abrasive. I'd suggest doing tea baths instead (using caffeinated black tea, where the only ingredient is black tea).
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    so no idea what the goop is?
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  • madcaplaughs:
    Hard to tell without a photo, but might be algae or fungus floating. Water changes will take care of that.
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    It definitely came from the axolotl. Looked to be mixed into poo the first time. Can I post the photos here?
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Im not actually sure how i would post it. It seems to want a link
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Its fairly thick and chunky
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
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  • madcaplaughs:
    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    The second image was how it looked the first time, it was mixed with some other poop like stuff. after that its been small and without the poopy stuff
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  • madcaplaughs:
    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
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    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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  • madcaplaughs:
    For now I'd tub the axolotl and do daily 100% water changes until you're able to test your parameters
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    I'd also recommend ordering a liquid test kit such as the API Freshwater Master Test Kit since strips are generally unreliable and inaccurate.
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    Okay, thank you for your help and advice :)
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    Hello! Anyone there right now by chance? I have a couple questions about plants in an axolotl tank.
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