I have a giant HMPK male who was acting listless a week ago. He was lying on the bottom, not moving and swimming very uncoordinatedly when he did. When I looked closer, I noticed whole areas of necrosis where the scales had come away. Since it presented like a bacterial infection, I medicated him with a full course of Waterlife Myxazin and some aquarium salt.
He showed an improvement in 24 hours and is now fully back to normal behaviour wise. However, he has not grown back any of the lost scaling. Instead the areas remain smooth and flesh-coloured.
My question is, following something like this; will those scales ever grow back? Iím keeping him in Aquarium salt just to prevent re-infection, but he hasnít been showing any signs of discomfort.
Also he was intended to go into a barracks style set-up, but now Iím worried heís going to infect the rest of my fish. Do you think itís safe for him to go in there once heís recovered, or should he just continue to live by himself?