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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2009, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Fish Scales

I was wanting to know if it is normal for goldfish to lose their scales. They're about 5 to 6 months old and i was wondering if this was normal or not.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-07-2009, 01:19 AM
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Doesn't sound normal to me. Missing scales is probably an indication of damage from some sort of decoration or possibly fight. It might also be disease related.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-13-2009, 02:07 AM
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My goldy has lost a few within her lifetime but it doesn't seem to be anything major. If they lose more than one or two I would definitely do a 50% water change to try to rid whatever the problem is. Have you checked your levels lately? Might be high ammonia
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-13-2009, 10:31 PM
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reminds me of a line i got from and employee at petsmart/petsathome/petcity/whatever

"these guppies are not for sale as there shedding there scales to grow new ones"


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post #5 of 5 Old 04-14-2009, 08:27 AM
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OMG!............thats sad and funny at the same time...........Guppies are shedding there scales so they can grow new ones.........Do you think i could call and get a set of new whiskers for my catfish?.........Once again a pet store gives bad advice......Thank God for fish forums such as this!!
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