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A biology professor friend of mine says that all true fish have scales....
Bettas have scales. What else would be sticking up in those photos?? Skin definitely does not get raised in that way. The last time you got a bug bite or bruise, did your skin look like that . When a betta gets swollen in any area, it forces the scales upward, unlike in humans who have skin. We just get a bump.
it is day 6 of the epsom salt/hikari bettarevive treatment. i went over his house today and scott is much more active! she's eating and expeling waste. still a little bloated and her scales are still sticking out, but we really think she's gonna make it! yaaay!
SCOTT FARCUS IS BETTER!!! YAAAY!!!
she is no longer bloated at all and the scales are pretty much back to normal. she is lively and eating well and expeling waste. yay!
she is weird though. idunno if she's just got a weird personality or if she's mildy traumatized from being sick? swims around the surface alot and blows bubbles. then eats them O__o. then re-blows them.