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Old 03-26-2010, 12:54 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Missing scales???

My fish Takumi is having some problems, and i have no idea what is wrong! I noticed today when i cleaned his tank that he had a spot on his head. I thought maybe it was just food but i looked closer and i think it's a missing scale!!! What in the world does this mean???!!! Also i think he is biting his tail. No idea where his stress is coming from, for three months he has been happy as a clam. Same spot, same tank, same temperature.

Thanks for any help you can offer... i am really worried
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:45 AM   #2 
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Could you take a picture of him? How big is your tank, is it heated? How often do you clean the tank?
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:05 PM   #3 
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He probably scratched it against something, or rammed against the glass of the tank. Either something freaked him out momentarily and he rammed into it, pulled a stupid and just ran into it (lol, its possible), or has some kind of parasite causing him to scratch around.

The tailbiting is possible that he's either stressed, OR bored. If they are bored, they also do bite. Where is he? High-traffic or low-traffic area ? And also, the parameters of the tank, temperature, size, filter, heater, etc.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:00 PM   #4 
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Does he live with other fish?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:01 AM   #5 
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I noticed that my Jet chomps on his tail when I miss a day of food, like he's getting back at me for missing his feeding time.
Do u feed him on time every day?
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