Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

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Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

Postby nekrolum » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:34 pm

Hey everyone was hoping you guys could shed some light on this for me. Some of his scales on his belly and underside of tail have come to look indented or discolored, and I'm hoping it isnt Yellow Fungus in early stages. Do you guys think it may be the case?

He is roughly 1.5 years old and hasn't done a body shed in a while; appetite is fine, loves to hunt down his dubias... has had 0 contact with any other bearded dragon.

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I'll be taking him to a vet tomorrow for a check up, and while there I'll get their opinion as well. Was hoping to gather some opinions here as well, though.
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Re: Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

Postby SandP » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:21 pm

Not yellow fungus and nothing at all to worry about
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Re: Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

Postby nekrolum » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:30 pm

SandP wrote:Not yellow fungus and nothing at all to worry about

I appreciate the feedback, feel a bit better. Can you tell me what you think it is then? His belly is normally a nice full soft white, its very cute haha.
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Re: Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:37 pm

It doesn't look like yellow fungus to me either. It seems to be relatively common for them to have some oddly colored or dented looking scales along their bellies. Sometimes they change with sheds. It doesn't seem to cause an issue for them at all, but I'm not sure what the cause is except perhaps genetics.
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Re: Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

Postby nekrolum » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:02 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It doesn't look like yellow fungus to me either. It seems to be relatively common for them to have some oddly colored or dented looking scales along their bellies. Sometimes they change with sheds. It doesn't seem to cause an issue for them at all, but I'm not sure what the cause is except perhaps genetics.


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Re: Dented / Discoloured Scales on Belly?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:33 am

You don't need to take any action to close a thread. Eventually it will archive on its own after a period of inactivity.
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