Just noticed this morning, my Sammy, my baby has a scale half coming off of his body on his back, it's half hanging off, like a loose tooth..(like my daughter says) and it's just weird how all of sudden a scale is popping off, I am thinking he rubbed against something, but he has all the same decor in his tank, real/silk plant, and cave and floating log, that he has never in the now almost 3 months of being in his tank, with the same decor, Have I ever noticed such a thing..Why do bettas lose their scales..is this age related?????????
The loose their scales from time to time like we loose hair or skin. It's old, defective, damaged etc, they just let it go. I wouldn't worry too much about one scale, it's when they start to loose multiple scales in one localized spot that you have to worry.
He hasn't dropped it yet, it's just dangling, so it will fall off on its own, like I dont want to get caught on something like a hangnail and rip more..omg..I cant even think of that..and He is alone, I am work..so I am hoping nothing like that will happen..