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Hey, I had an asian red tailed catfish that did that, I thought it was weird too, I honestly can't remember what answer was given for it when
I asked but he came out ok. I know the look you're talking about, I'm pretty sure it came from my water quality so you may want to do some tests if you haven't yet. I may be crazy here but something rings a bell about a growth spurt too.
 

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I have a Striped Raphael Catfish for over 12 years now. I do notice some shedded skin coming off of its body once in awhile. It's definitely not slime coat for sure. I don't see any negative effect on the fish though. Well, at least it is still alive when its tank mates come and go ;)
 

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Thanks guys for all your care and support! It's all gone now and he's all good. But I did see one thing, one of my Rummynose Tetras were eating it off of him :S So idk what that means.
 
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