Originally Posted by sandygirl
Do fish shed their scales as they grow
I am not quite sure what you mean by that Sandy! they may lose a few scales through fighting or rubbing on rocks, they do grow back. If you see them actually shedding their scales, I think that would be a sign that something is definitely wrong. Maybe they do shed tiny bits of their scales like we shed dead skin evey second of the day...but I honestly don't know about that. Their scales do grow bigger as the fish grows, but fish don't molt or shed their skin like some invertebrates do.