Just got back into keeping an Oscar

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Just a sad update on my little Albino. After over 3 weeks of medicating her tank and her food - she just wasn't thriving. She was very thin and stopped taking any medicated pellets. On Saturday I just decided to let her go. She was put down peacefully with Clove Oil.

I went out and got a new Tiger Oscar - hopefully I have better luck with this one. He is a lot bigger and thick bodied. He does have some pectoral fin damage due to aggression from a tank mate at the store but I was told this was nothing to worry about - it would grow back if I kept his tank pristine - which I plan to do.

I took a couple of pics - not the best pics because he is still a little skittish.



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Sorry about your Albino, you prob did the right thing. Good luck with the new guy, looks very good. FYI, the vibrant tail spot is a sign of a genetically stronger fish. No actual scientific proof of that, just my observation after 45yrs and a couple dozen Oscars. This guy should do very well. Congrats!


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What are your thoughts about the frayed pectoral fins. I was told it was from an aggressive tank mate which I did witness while at the store. They told me not to add any medications at this point - just let them heal. Is this correct. Sorry I couldn't get a shot of his pectoral fins.
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Frayed fins is no biggie. Keep the water very clean, they will grow out very quickly. Could only be a matter of a few days until you see improvement. If you look at the pic I posted last evening.. that Oscar was shredded to death's door when about 2ins. Pretty well had no fins, tail, chunks of flesh torn out. Recovered completely in about 3 weeks. As you can see, he is doing fine.


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How often should I change his water while he is healing??
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