Originally Posted by doraslilhitman
My male blue gourami (4.5 inches long) appears to be missing a few scales on his back, near the base of his dorsal fin. They look white in comparison to the rest of his body, I've even pulled him out of the tank to inspect him for parisites and it just appears that he's missing a few scales. It's been like this for a few weeks now if not longer, shouldn't scales grow back after time? he's not very active either is this a symptom of something else?
one of my comets has the same problem, he's very active and has a good apatite-and he's lived for 2 years now, he just looks "patchy" the wounds have healed on him fine its just the missing scales (he's been attacked by all sorts of things in his life-a crayfish, betta fish-he's been very lucky-I have no idea how that little guy is still alive) well he's big now. your fish sounds like something bad happened to him, does he live with violent fish?