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Old 09-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #1 
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Raw scales?

So I've noticed lately Chai's scales on his head are looking rather red/raw. My first thought was ammonia burn but I that seems unlikely to me because I do a 100% water change every 2 days. There's nothing he could scrape himself on because all of his plants are silk. I've never really seen this before so I was wondering if anyone could take a look at the pictures below and tell me what they think it may be.

His fins seem to be a bit red as well...

He's young so at first I thought he was just changing colors and turning more pinkish but the top of his head doesn't look very good.

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Old 09-29-2011, 12:05 AM   #2 
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I actually think Chai is just changing colors. I know the red looks kind of bad but my HM has red blotches on the top of his head like that and they're normal. However, if you're really concerned, then you can keep an eye on him and keep up with the water changes. If his behavior or appearance changes at all, definitely post back. But from the pictures, he looks very good and healthy to me.
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