Possible Yellow Fungus?

Tkschnapp

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Hello everyone,
My kiwi is currently almost done with a deep full body shed. She is a hypo zero, 1.5 years old.
I've had many bearded dragons in the past, her husbandry is on point.
Arcadia 12% uvb mounted on inside of tank. Hot spot of 100°, cool side in the low 80s. She's a very active dragon, eats great, poops great. Her enclosure is kept immaculate, all poop is removed within an hour, I do weekly cleanings and then every couple weeks a deep clean of disinfecting everything in the tank.
After giving her a bath today I noticed some yellow discoloration on some of her scales on the belly. I've seen variations of these pop up on her before but they'd always go away after a shed, she's a zero so her shed always turns a light yellow before shed. But what I see today concerns me as it's not just one single scale effected it looks like pattern and some blotches of yellow.
Is there anyone that can look at the pics and tell me if I should be concerned and take her to the vet? I included pics of her enclosure, you cant see the uvb because its mounted under the screen. You can see that her right shoulder and tail are close to finishing with the deep shed which has a yellowish tint to it, which is why i wasnt concerned at first. How quickly does yellow fungus spread, I was thinking about monitoring her for a couple weeks to see if the discoloration goes away or gets worse but I know with yellow fungus early treatment can be crucial. Am I being overly paranoid or should I take her to the vet? Thanks for reading all this, hopefully I can get some opinions, thanks!
 

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Tkschnapp

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Thanks for your input Brandon. I was leaning that way too. Any idea what could cause that yellow discoloration? Just natural color from her shedding perhaps? Her tank doesn't really have anything in it that could cause those color stains. Thanks again!
 

Lobretto

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Verstappen and Checo
Thanks for your input Brandon. I was leaning that way too. Any idea what could cause that yellow discoloration? Just natural color from her shedding perhaps? Her tank doesn't really have anything in it that could cause those color stains. Thanks again!
It's completely normal for beardies to have variations in scale coloring. It could be anything from some old shed to natural color gained after a shed.
 

Tkschnapp

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Thanks lobretto for the input. As long as it's not yellow fungus that's all I care about. Much appreciated for putting my racing mind at ease.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I agree, definitely is not Yellow fungus, thankfully.
A lot of them do develop a nice yellow pigmentation on their tummies, beards & face area. It is
definitely beautiful.

Tracie
 

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