The spot on his back may be missing scales, but the spot on his head is definitely indented - literally a hole. I do use plastic plans, however they are very rubberized, not so much the hard sharp plastic of typical cheap plants. I've run then over panty hoes as the usual test, and they never catch. I have two of those plastic plants in different colors, and one fabric like plant. I've had them in his tanks for months without issue, I can't imagine how he'd do such substantial dammage on them but I suppose it's a possibility.
I listed and linked to both his foods in my first post, and I randomly switch them up. Sometimes I do pellets in the morning, bloodworms in the evening, or bloodworms morning and evening, or pellets etc. No real rhyme or reason, sometimes he goes a couple days on just one or the other.
No other symptoms as far as I can tell, but I'm not really sure what to look for either. The newest thing I can think hes started doing, is laying in the leave about an inch fron the top of the tank and resting now and then. He doesn't lay on his side, just perches and hangs out, but he's always done that in different places in the tank. Recently he built a massive bubble nest, took up the whole corner of the tank, but hes always built nests. I suppose nothing really out of the ordinary or concerning about his behavior.
More Pictures, hes not being very photogenic: