ugh.. so months ago Zen bonked his head on a piece of decor after being startled out of his scales (litterally) and ended up with a teensy white patch between his eyes. one scale came loose and eventually healed with treatment of aquarium salt and melafix.
cut to this week.. monday morning i noticed a small white patch in the same spot and thought not much of it.. maybe a scar had finally settled in. he was still his hyperactive self, wolfing down his munchies like he hadn't been fed in weeks. tuesday morning it had gotten bigger, but he still had one heck of an appetite.. tuesday evening, to my horror, it had practically taken over the top of his head, and a few scales had come loose. still his normal greedy self, though, but i took the precaution of moving him to a new tank with fresh water and a dose of melafix.. this morning he was hanging out at the back of the tank and hugging the heater. the patch is looking ragged, and he didn't come to eat with his usual puppy-like enthusiasm. he looked at his breakfast, then daintily munched it instead of inhaling it.
here's some pics (sorry about the quality).. whatcha think?