My beardie has had a few shriveled up looking scales on his stomach for a little while, at first it was just one or two but now there are significantly more, and they've spread to his arms too. I'm not sure if they're tender or not, he doesn't usually like having his legs brush when bathing (I use a soft bristled toothbrush) but it seemed like he was jerking back more this time than usual.

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  • Can you give me more details and pics. Tank size and make (glass or mesh), Substrate, Temperatures of hot and cold side, Humidity %, UV lighting - coil, tube or MVB (last time it was changed), Feeding schedule, what they are feeding, any vit/min additives with frequency. – Rebecca RVT Feb 15 '17 at 1:35
  • 40gal right now, glass tank with mesh top and reptile carpet. The temperature on the warm side is around 99-110 and the cool side stays around 80. My humidity is too high right now because we've had a lot of rain. He eats black solder fly larva dubia roaches and meal worms for protein, those are fed every two to three days depending on if he is willing to eat or not. For veg he gets a combination of collared or mustard greens, bell peppers, yellow squash, green beans, black berries, and turnips. Greens are offered everyday and he usually eats them. – haysebecca Feb 23 '17 at 6:49
  • His UV light is a tube light that was put in around 2 months ago. I dust with fluker's repta calcium and repti cal hertivite with beta carotene twice a week. – haysebecca Feb 23 '17 at 6:54
  • It seems it's some kind of fungus or bacteria. You should take it to the vet, especially because you took it a bath and nothing's happened. I'm not so familiar with this species though, so I'd love it to see someone give you a better answer. – toothless199 Oct 26 '17 at 17:36

If I where you I would take him to a vet. I have never heard about anything like this with bearded dragons before. I have one of my own and nothing like this has happened. But mine is just one of millions. I hope he gets better soon. If it continues to spread I really urge you to take him to a reptile vet. They should have a lot more information.

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