View Full Version : My Oscar's getting pale

02-13-2007, 06:13 PM
Help! I have an 8" Tiger Oscar in a 75 gal tank & have been having water quality problems cause I've been overfeeding him. I'm getting that fixed, but the poor fish is in distress. What does it mean when he gets pale along his belly? He has what looks like melted wax on his head (but no hole in the head). What can I do to help him while I'm getting his water fixed? I only feed him once a day now.

02-13-2007, 10:54 PM
does the melted wax look like shedding? Then, its mucous.

I think its internal parasites. What is your p.h, temp, nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia?

02-14-2007, 10:40 PM
Are you doing water changes?

02-15-2007, 01:09 PM
The water is ok it tested PH = 7.8; Amonia & Nitrite = 0; Nitrate = 10; His head looks better, but he's still listless, pale & not eating much.

02-15-2007, 01:46 PM
Your Ph is still alright but is getting close to being too high. Try doing some water changes if you arent already and keep your eye on him!