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Scale loss due to shipping?


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Hello fellow hobbyists, 

Today I received my first fancy goldfish (3 female Thai ornadas). They arrived via Fedex overnight shipping. They're beautiful however I noticed that once of them has significant injury on the left tail base (please see attached). I'm concerned that the pink I'm seeing is actual muscle. I've been instructed to do a 3 week regime of sea salt and 25% water changes once a day for 50 days by the breeder. The tank is new but cycled. Water parameters are normal. Is this scale loss a common consequence for shipping fish? Should I be concerned something else might be afoot (e.g. ich)? Should I do something else to treat the issue? I don't have a hospital tank.  


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