- - Fish Scales
|petlover2009 ||03-05-2009 01:26 PM |
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.
|iamntbatman ||03-07-2009 01:19 AM |
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.
|lovemygoldy ||04-13-2009 02:07 AM |
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
|daisycutter ||04-13-2009 10:31 PM |
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"
|Fishin Pole ||04-14-2009 08:27 AM |
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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