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Old 03-31-2011, 07:36 PM   #1 
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Not urgent, but needs answering

... so, I was looking at Tux and Kaimar today, and I realized they both have small pinpoint holes/dark spots in (or on) their heads between their scales. Kaimar as one on his gill plate as well.... is this normal? O_o

I remember noting Tux having a few, but I never really thought much of it until now for some reason


tank info:

tux:
10 gallon cycling tank
heated to 80*F
20% water changes once a week
No tankmates

Kaimar:
1/2 gallon tub floating in tux's 10 gallon tank until I deem them both healthy and I divide the tank.
Heated to 80*F
100% once to twice a day
No tankmates
* Kaimar was in 10 days of 1 tsp of salt per gallon in his tub as a preventative measure when I first got him and put him in qt.

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:07 AM   #2 
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So interesting, I was just observing that on my betta today as well and am curious to see if anyone else responds. Do they look anything like the pictures I attached? I think it's probably normal- something to do with sensory.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:26 AM   #3 
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huh, the second picture looks very similar to the holes in my two boy's heads, though Kaimar has one like that on his gillplate as well, in your first picture, it might just be the camera, but the holes look really big compared to my boys'

.... maybe these holes are an extension of the lateral line, because my boys both seem perfectly fine, and I'm guessing your boy is healthy too?

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:55 PM   #4 
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Here's Logan's holes also for comparison sake. When I first saw these on Whiskey I freaked. :)
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:01 PM   #5 
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okay, those look pretty much exactly like Tux and Kaimar's holes on their heads... I'm going to assume it's natural~

Now, I just have to divide the tank :)
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Happy dividing. :D
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #7 
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thanks ^-^
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