Hi!My betta is missing some scales near his head. Do you think he lost them from rubbing up against a fake plant? The pleco and the Beta seem to get along great whenever I am looking. They like to hang out right beside each other and I have not seen them fighting.
Also, how many water changes is too much and how much water should I take out each time. The tank is very dirty for some reason (I have raised freshwater aquarium fish with snails for several years with no rocks... so it was really easy to clean with a siphon and get everything!).
Hi!Actually, even a 29 gallon is too small for a standard pleco.
One option, if you want to keep the two together, is to get a larger tank.
Vitachem is a good product. Does the area under the missing scales look raw or inflamed, or is it just kind of pale and scale-less?