Tail rot???

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Tail rot???

Postby Genofdistinct » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:55 am

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I’ve had my baby beardie for 3 months now, and we got him from pets mart. The lady who sold us him was actually credible and recommended this forum, but she said this dent in his tail has been around since he first came in and it’s no need to be worried about. But I’ve done my reasearch and it has the same dark coloration all the time, never changing even when he has his “happy” colors. Is this tail rot? Or am I over generalizing
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Re: Tail rot???

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:39 pm

It's damaged, probably from being bitten by a tank mate at some point. It's good that it isn't changing. Keep an eye on it, looking for growing shriveled areas or open wounds. If you don't see that, then the dent may just stay like that going forward, or if circulation is cut off, the end may fall off. That's OK as long as it's healed over and doesn't get infected. I don't see signs of tail rot or a major issue in that photo. Just keep an eye on it.
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Re: Tail rot???

Postby Genofdistinct » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:03 pm

Alright thanks! I’ve been keeping an eye on it already so good to know I’ve been taking the proper action!
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