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    Hello! I have recently moved my namesake, One Eyed Jack, my office 'recovery mascot,' from a tank where he was the biggest fish by far to a tank where he shares space with a sailfin pleco.
    I have not seen any aggression, or wounds, or anything like that. It has been over a month now and the tank is stable.
    However, in the first week Jack was not used to a big fish moving about the bottom and would get startled by running into the pleco- who would flick a fin- and Jack lost some scales on his blind side flashing on the bottom and running into the new decor. :(

    The areas are starting to turn orange again- no red/pink, no stripes, no sign of infection, i check him every day I am in the office- so I assume the scales are growing back. He did lose quite a few, though. I'd say maybe 30% on that side. :(

    I was wondering if there was any way other than water quality to assist in the regrowing of scales? Certain foods/nutrients perhaps?

    Thank you!

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    Water quality and good food are the best things you can do for him.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Agreed...If there is no redness or fungus like growth, then maintain nitrates below 20ppm through water changes will be enough.

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    Thank you. Good to know I am on the right track :)

    Sometimes a little confirmation is all we need.

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