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Old 06-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #1 
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Unhappy A few scales are coming of my betta!

Hey, i just did a water change today and i just realized that 3 pieces of my betta scales had came off with one still haning on?

Not sure if he is shedding or he injured him self from swimming away from me doing a water change.
The decorations that i have are live plants: red ludwigia and java moss.
I have a piece of drift wood and he has a ceramic sort of material that is his hut.

I just added stress coat to the new water so i hope it will help him.

If this has happened to you, could you give me advice on what ican do to heal him

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #2 
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My female used to have that happen all the time because she's a jumper. She would for the droplets on the her tank lid and bump her head. Sometimes, she would get so excited about feeding time that she would jump out the opening a little and scrape herself on the edge of the lid. Yours could be scraping himself on the wood or the hut. If it doesn't look like he's trying to scratch himself on purpose (aka "flashing") because he's itchy, than I wouldn't worry about it.
The best thing I've found to heal this is time, clean and warm water.
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