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the pictures shows the fish is infected with HITH...or severe ammonia burn.
normally associated with poor water quality and vitamin deficiency....
better do the regular water change to make the recovery faster..
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Hi, I posted 3 photos of the fish a few hours ago as a response to a previous post, I hope they can be seen.
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yes sir, I noticed that, the reason why I revised my post.... based on the picture.
but still, I am wondering why the fish did not heal from your medication...
either you keeping treating the fish in bad water condition ...or you did it wrong...
my suggestion remains: do regular water change without cleaning the filter unless it is clogged.
pristine water couple with varied foods will help you heal the fish . HITH does not occur overnight,
and will take time to heal too.
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He is listless, laying on bottom of tank and appears to be gasping....hasn't eaten in a couple of days. I am changing water again in the morning and will post PH & Nitrate levels after purchasing a different test kit that was suggested here. My current one does not test for amonia. Is there anything he can treated with?? Temp is 78° to 80° in his tamk. Thanks.
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Can hole in the head cover his whole side like that? Thanks
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DRACO replied the topic: Sick Oscar

gasping for air or breathing fast is a sign of bad water condition.
the first anti-dote is large water change... fish on that situation will remain listless to
conserved energy and trying to survive... yes ... it will normally refuse foods because they are not feeling well
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Hole in the head I've heard of....but not amonia burns (same thing?)....I will change water again in the morning, water at 78° to 80°. Is there anything I can treat with?? Thank you.
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having treated the fish for a log time without positive result is bad...
better keep the water in good condition before making another round of medication.
as a golden rule, pristine water is the first medicine for a sick fish....

btw, do you have electrical tester, power leak is also considered another cause of HITH
though there is no concrete proof yet... or you can test it by touching the water wherein
the feet is touching the concrete floor barefooted... just be ready for the mild shock if ever
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Not sure what you mean by electrical tester?
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