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post #1 of 4 Old 07-28-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Raised scales on a betta

Hello! I am usually on the betta section, but I thought someone might be able to help me here. I have a new guy, Slimer, that seems to have raised scales (not dropsy-looking, though). I've only had him for two weeks, so can't give much background on him. He is in a 3 gallon eclipse, cycled, Prime, indian almond leaf extract, a bit of AQ salt (phasing it out, just wanted to get any possible parasites he might have brought in). Temp is at 80* (with heater). He is eating like a pig, doing his little betta bubble nest territory dance, and generally quite crazy. Never rests. Don't see any external parasites, no flashing. nothing. I'm not sure what it could be except some sort of bacterial problem or the beginning of dropsy? Any advice would be much appreciated!

You can see the jagged scales along his spine.



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post #2 of 4 Old 07-30-2010, 07:03 PM
maybe it's a problem with his slime coat.has he always had this or only recently? to tell you the truth this is the first time im reading about raised fish scales.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-29-2010, 04:27 PM
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generally raised scales are an early sign of dropsy... i see its been a month since you posted hope everything is ok with the little guy now
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-29-2010, 07:53 PM
dropsy ouch!!!

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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