Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal



Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: poorly oscar :(

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default poorly oscar :(


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi
    I own a Tiger Oscar who is around 6 years old. I have personally owned him for 3 years. He shares his tank with a pleco, it is a 260 litre tank- well filtered, cleaned often ph ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels have all been tested and all fine. For the past 5 days now he has not been eating, then yesterday I noticed his stomach/anus area is bloated and looks white...he was still acting his usual self other than not eating until tonight , now he is almost vertical- head down tail up just staying at the bottom of the tank. He swims occasionally and seems ok until he stops then his head goes down again.
    Is there anything I can treat him with?
    Thanks.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Have you ever given him PraziPro for internal worms?

    Check those water parmeters. Do no think they are OK but know that they are. Nitrates less than 20 and the other two at 0.

    With a pleco, gravel vac needs to be done weekly and large water changes for this tank. What is your filtration?
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 08-11-2012 at 06:18 PM.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi
    No I've never given home prazi pro. I have checked the water today, nitrate is 5.0, ph is 7 ammonia is 0.25 and nitrate is 0.2. The tank has an external filter a fluval 350 and is cleaned with a gravel Hoover yes.
    He usually eats bloodworms, prawns...other various frozen cube fish food every day.
    would you recommend an epsom salt bath? could it be a bladder/ intestine infection?
    Thanks

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    sorry nitrIte is 0.2

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    198

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Sorry to here I hope it gets better.Can you send a pic of your oscar
    fishguy420

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    75

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Awesome planted oscar tank ! - Blu-ray   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi, sorry your going through this.

    Need more info.

    •How long has it been setup:

    •How many fish:

    •Type of fish:

    •Size of fish:

    •Temperature:

    •Any recent changes in tank decor or tank mates:

    •Any medication:

    •Food how often:

    •When was last water change and how much:

    And what test kit`s are you useing:

    Your reading`s are high, would do at lest a 50% WC now....
    But also sound`s like he/she has too much meat in diet. blockage problems maybe.
    Have you trye`d veg`s and fruit ?
    A epsom salt bath will not hurt, no more than the stress of takeing the O out of tank, and back again. ( Watch out for temp diffrent when bath done, to tank water)

    A pic is alway`s helpful.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •