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Ever since I put all the goldies in the big tank, I've noticed that almost every one of them is missing a few scales. I put stress coat in the tank before I put them in to help, and now more scales are missing.

Does anyone know what is causing this???

P.S. This is off-topic, but I almost bought an Oranda today! He was really sluggish, so I didn't buy him....

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I am going to move your thread to the diagnsis section. We will need you to answer all the questions at the top of the page.

Next do you have a pleco? If so what kind? Common plecos along with others have been known to suck the gf.

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Do you have any rough ornaments or anything in the tank they could have rubbed them off on? Are your fish getting along, or is one bullying the others?

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No, I don't have any rough ornaments, just some fake and real plants and rocks. They're all getting along like they normally do.

Yes, I have a common Pleco but he isn't much bigger than 3 inches. All the goldies are bigger than him except for 3 (the Rosy Reds and my little feeder).

I can't do a param thing because I don't have any test kits. Mom is picking me up after school tomorrow, I'll see if she'll take me to get one. I would do a water change ASAP, but my mom and her boyfriend keep telling me not to because it wouldn't be good for the fish. Her boyfriend keeps saying that I'm over-feeding them (which I'm not. Same as when they were in the other tank).

Also, I noticed last night that Mutt has a sore on his head. I think it's from his bubble surfing because he always has his head against the glass when he does it.

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Your mom and her friend are wrong about the water changing. Changes have to be done every week (once the tank is cycled) to control it. When a tank is cycling changes are needed based on what the tests reveal and that is usually once a day sometimes twice.

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Ok, the water is in the process of being changed. I should have done it last night because I went in to look at the fish and one of the Rosy Reds was stuck on the filter. Poor little guy :( .... anyway, I inspected his body and he was fine, no cuts, sores, nothing missing. He was just a little bloated (no scales sticking out). I'm going to be going with my aunt over the weekend for my grandma's b-day, but the fish will be fed.

Um, I'll put Mutt back in the big tank, put Kasem in an individual tank and put the pleco in the 10 gal, I guess. I'll leave him in for a few weeks. Will that be ok? I'm leaving in an hour, so any response before then would be much liked!

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