I just noticed my goldfish is missing some scales..he is doing good swimmin...

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3 years ago #1
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I just noticed my goldfish is missing some scales..he is doing good swimming and eating..im just wondering if he is going to be ok?

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3 years ago #2
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Hi! What size tank? What are your exact numbers for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate & ph? Water change scedule (%/#wk)? You should remove anything that may have caused injury (sharp objects, decor, anything that a fish can get caught in/under/behind, etc). Scales will regrow in time with nothing more than lots of healthy water.

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3 years ago #3
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Also, how many scales (not exactly--but, do you mean A LOT of scales, or just one or two here and there?)

J.

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3 years ago #4
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Just like two..in the same spot..

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3 years ago #5
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Sorry for the late reply. He will probably be fine. Likely just scratched himself on some decorations. Mine have some "battle scars" like that, but they have grown back.

J.

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3 years ago #6
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Now my other fish is missing lots of scales...the first one is doing great..i think he scratched them off with a deco i had in there..i took it out a week ago but his scales are not back yet.
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3 years ago #7
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Scales can take weeks to months to regrow. Just make sure the water is staying very healthy with lots of water changes. You never mentioned tank size or your water parameters in your previous posts, so we dont know if this is a contributing factor here.

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