Green Scale?

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    what is it, how should I fix it, and should I seclude him from the others? thanks!
     

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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Did this suddenly appear on a fish you have had for some time?
    Are there any other symptoms?
     
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    I've had this fish for about a month now. I feel like it's getting worse, but none of the other fish are affected.
     
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    also, no other symptoms, but what should I be looking for? he acts normal.
     
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    i think we need a bit more info for anyone to help you .....he or she does look very thin from what i can see of it
     
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    Was this spot on the fish when you got it?
     
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    Also have you caught the fish and looked at it? cause some fish can have algae spores grow on or in them....

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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    We can't help you if you don't provide answers. That said, when in doubt, you should isolate it until it is determined to be a real problem or not.
     
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    I don't know if the spot was there when I bought him, if it was, it wasn't clearly visible. Also, how would I know whether it's algae or not?
     
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    I wouldnt really worry yourself any , this scale is getting ready to drop off and a new one form underneath.
    At some stage or other your fish has damagedthis area .
    The green you see is no more no less than harmless algae spores that have explointed this ding to your fishes armour .
    It happens more times than you think and many get missed


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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    thanks for answering, but a 2011 post, :)
     
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    Addy, I've been noticing the same thing -- old posts popping up. A couple of times I think it was where someone responded to an old post, but not in all cases. o_O
     
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    To tell you the truth I never noticed myself either :D :D :D

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol I try to look at the date posted now before I answer............ow

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