Any idea what this could be?

Ancistrus

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I noticed a red crack on my p. Metallica's abdomen a few days ago. I have no idea what it could. He/she stopped eating a couple of weeks ago, so I thought pre molt, but then I noticed the red line. Any thoughts?
 

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Sarkhan42

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Very bizarre. At the very least there's no leakage so I doubt it being a trauma based rupture, which is good, no immediate first aid that I can think of. I would just continue halting the feeding, keep her hydrated and keep an eye on it to ensure no leakage begins. Might just be a freak happening that'll pass after a molt, you just want to ensure it doesn't turn into anything serious.
 

Ghost56

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Looks like it's new exo is so large it's cracking her/his current one. I've never seen that happen before, maybe some people that's been in the hobby longer will chime in.
 

Abyss

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Doesnt look "scratched" to me, it looks split as in ruptured. Rite along the booklung means i would be VERY shy about using superglue (if it leaks i mean).

Best of luck
 

SausageinaNet

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It doesn't look like anything is open. Can you see any kind of visible damage there or is it just discoloration?
 

KezyGLA

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Looks as though the exo has split exposing inner exo. If it isn't leaking then there shouldn't be too much to worry about. However, I would cease the feeding until it has hardened. Keep an eye on it. It should turn back but there may be a moult on the way anyway.
 

Devin B

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I personally think it looks like strech marks. Has you T been eating more tgan it shouls lol.
 

Ancistrus

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And I think the crack is getting bigger. It looked much smaller when I first noticed it, I should have taken a picture to compare.
 

Andrea82

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No idea what it could be. As long as long as it doesn't leak there is not much you can do. Most problems are solved with a molt though. Let's hope it molts soon.
 
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