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  1. #1

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    Feb 2016

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    Default Oscar with bad case of fin rot or something more?

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    4 days ago my Oscar was perfectly healthy, hw impinge around in a 29 gallon grow out tank with tank mates. (Oscar is only 3in and will go into a 55 then 125 when he gets big). But just a few days ago he had a few frayed fins but nothing bad. The next morning he was on his side with bear spots over him where there used to be scales. His eyes were cloudy and his fins were all mangled. I started a round of lifeguard 2 days ago and currently am on my 3rd day. It dosent look like the Oscar has gotten much better and now has a white fungus like growth on the bear spots. I have a divider in the tank so my other fish will stop nipping at at. I have a magnum 350 filter running without carbon and there is no ammonia in the tank at all. 0 - 0.25. Is there anything I can do to help the Oscar or is he a lost cause, I really hate to see him suffering like this.

    Picture is from yesterday. He is currently on his side breathing.

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    Vancouver, British Columbia

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    If it's on its side the chances are slim. It is likely that the fish injured itself somehow and the injury got infected.
    The fact that you're registering some ammonia (which should be 100% undetectable in an established tank) indicates there may be other water quality issues aggravating the infection.

    For now, keep the water as clean as possible by performing 50% changes a day with dechlorinated new water matching the temperature of the old water. Make sure the tank is aerated. Some people find adding a small quantity of epsom or table salt helpful. A general antiseptic like formalin or (even better) paraguard (glutaraldehyde) may help if the infection hasn't become systemic.

  3. #3

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    Springfield Missouri

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    Is it me or does it also look like it has cloudy eye? It may just be glare but if it does have cloudy eye, then it probably is the water quality hindering its recovery.
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