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Old 07-27-2012, 01:21 AM   #1 
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Question Betta scales fall off?

Hi all, I was wondering for those of you who know, do betta's scales fall off occasionally and what might cause it? Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #2 
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I've personally never seen it happen LOL but I have a feeling if the betta ever gets a bad external infection, the scales may come off. Also bettas don't shed their scales... I think.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #3 
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Numerous reasons. If it looks all discolored and icky then its a form of rot but if they run into something hard enough scales will fall off. They also just loose the random scale here and there, its like us shedding our hair.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #4 
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Numerous reasons. If it looks all discolored and icky then its a form of rot but if they run into something hard enough scales will fall off. They also just loose the random scale here and there, its like us shedding our hair.
Okay, thanks! My guy has one or two that I've noticed are now missing around his face. But he's acting fine and he looks healthy so maybe he just shed them?
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #5 
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yeah he could have shed them, hit something too hard, or just plain got his head stuck somewhere he wasn't supposed to lol
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:40 AM   #6 
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yeah he could have shed them, hit something too hard, or just plain got his head stuck somewhere he wasn't supposed to lol
He is rather spastic so...! haha
Do scales grow back?
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #7 
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Yup they do. lol from the sounds of it he just ran into something hard. silly fish
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #8 
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Scales do grow back. I think it takes a while, though.
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