Really? I never saw that thread. But yeah, they definitely have scales, you can see them! Plus there was a thread with a betta with like... A tumor or something, we actually never found out what it was. But the scales on the tumor looked insane. All stretched out, it was weird.
yeah...his fish looks liek those other dropsy fishes =(
he said its already doing a little better with the epsom salt treatment though. he's moved it into a small container with hikari bettarevive in the water with no gravel or decorations for close examintion.