Stuck scutes treatment?

Use olive or coconut oil?

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DARKFIRE007

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You can't tell her size in the pic, but TRUST me when I tell you this lady is getting big. She seems to have quite a few stuck scutes, she isn't pyramiding and is in good shape considering she was wild caught and bought at a show. Everything was even at 4.5 inches in size, but now with a LOT of growth...well.

I've been scrubbing them gently with a toothbrush during soaks and have seen no separation yet. I haven't tried the olive or coconut oil yet, I was waiting to do that as a last resort so I don't mess with UV absorption or anything.

Are there any other methods I am overlooking, especially more effective ones?

Oh...bear in mind Natalya (Goldeneye spelling) does NOT like the toothbrush idea lol stuck scutes.jpg
 

Yvonne G

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If I'm remembering correctly, a while ago when I suggest a Q-Tip dipped in coconut oil, @Markw84 came on to that thread and made a different suggestion. Let's wait until he sees this thread to see what he says about this problem.
 

DARKFIRE007

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If I'm remembering correctly, a while ago when I suggest a Q-Tip dipped in coconut oil, @Markw84 came on to that thread and made a different suggestion. Let's wait until he sees this thread to see what he says about this problem.

Hi Yvonne, thanks for popping in. Yes I am about ready to move to coconut oil (even though I hate coconut lol) and see how it goes. There just isn't a wealth of information for this issue out there.
 

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