red scales in Eastern

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red scales in Eastern

Postby vincenzoo » Mon May 14, 2007 1:25 am

One of my eastern BTS female has a lot of scales wich are red or pink on the venter and the sides... It seems to be "under the scale" and start on the center of it... I tried to take photos but it's not good...
Is it normal or could it be a disease...?
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Postby mouseinamilkbottle » Mon May 14, 2007 1:48 am

My Easterns have pink colouration around the vent area, which is normal.

However, for us to decide whether what you describe is normal or a problem, you will have to post photos.

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Postby Geoff Gates » Mon May 14, 2007 3:35 am

we need photos.

It could be scale rot / blister disease.

In the meantime wiping the areas of concern with a Betadine solution will do no harm.

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