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"Hi everyone, I've been having trouble figuring out what might be wrong with my two carnival goldfish (if anything at all). I've had these two for about a year without any trouble. But recently they got upgraded to a 10 gallon tank, and got two new tank buddies, a Shubunkin Goldfish and a Pleco. Everything seemed fine - they were occasionally skittish, which I assumed was due to the new environment, but a couple of days ago I noticed that some of their scales were missing. Today I noticed that the areas around their missing scales are looking more and more damaged, almost wrinkled, and that they are diving down to the gravel and hitting their sides on the rocks. At first I thought maybe they were just getting hurt at night because as a part of the tank decor I used a large fools gold rock and some acrylic cubes, but the Shubunkin seems to be fine without any scale damage or brushing on the gravel. The Pleco is also happily hiding away as they do. I thought it could maybe be Velvet or Ich, but I dont see any spots on them at all. A part of me still thinks this maybe the case as I discovered today that my betta (who occupies a separate bowl, but with whom I share the net) has Velvet, but I dont want to medicate them incorrectly. Besides the scale damage and gliding, their behavior is quite normal. They eat like pigs and leave no scraps for the pleco. They are actively swimming throughout the day, and keep in a group (including their new buddy the Shubunkin). If anyone has any idea what might be wrong with them, or if maybe it's just my decor, please let me know. Thank you so much!"
"Tatiana"

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