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White Scales?

Postby R-usty » Tue Jul 17, 2001 6:59 am

My O has a bunch of white scales (5 or 6) all in one bunch near his bum, only on one side and no were else on his body, i havnt noticed them untill today what could it be? i noticed him and the pl*co were chasing each other around could it just be a mark were the pl*co sucked onto him?
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White Scales?

Postby Owen » Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:08 am

Um...Pleco sucking your oscars bum.....??? I dont think so.. [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
I reckon its just damaged scales. Most fish scales appear white when they come off or are damaged. I noticed this with my oscars and with my archer fish. I expected their scales to be the colour of the fish but they were white. He could have a parasite and is scratching himself. Have you watched him for a while to see how he is behaving..?
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White Scales?

Postby Dukeofearl » Wed Jul 18, 2001 12:24 am

I agree with Owen... he probably is scratching himself against something. The scales are white/colorless... I think they're colorless on most fish, but I'm not sure. The fish's skin pigment is what shows through the scales. Hope this helps!
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