white patch on my oscar!!:(

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Guys my two inch tiger oscar has a wierd white patch on the side of his body, i had it on a recent oscar that i took back to the pet store. Its about the size of its eye but on its side, i dont think its HITH but im worried, please help!!!
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: white patch on my oscar!!:(

You only need to post this 1X......& we need a pic. Open a Photobucket account, download pic, copy IMG code, paste into thread. Can't diagnose w/out one.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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jschual replied the topic: white patch on my oscar!!:(

Okay will do, but do you have any idea what it might be without a pic?
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: white patch on my oscar!!:(

Nope. Could be several things, & I don't guess.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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Got it!!
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Lammergeier replied the topic: white patch on my oscar!!:(

That looks like an injury to me, but I'm more concerned that your little oscar doesn't look to be in good shape at all - tattered fins etc. What size tank, what filtration and what is your water change schedule? Do you test your water for nitrate, nitrite and ammonia? Also, any tank mates?
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jschual replied the topic: white patch on my oscar!!:(

He is currently getting over ich, i have a parrot, firemouth, jack dempsey, convict, and goldfish in a 30 gal. But i am getting a bigger one soon. Water changes every other day, great water
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UNC-CH replied the topic: white patch on my oscar!!:(

You've been terribly misinformed about tank size requirements ... perhaps by the store that sold you the fish. They will tell you that it's fine to have that many fish in a small tank ... they just want you buy as much as possible. They have no incentive to educate you like the members do here. Please read the following article on oscar care. The author has a lifetime of experience as a professional and as an enthusiast.

www.oscarfishlover.com/oscar-fish-care-sheet
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:white patch on my oscar!!:(

Either rehome everyone and keep the con or get a bigger tank like 150 + gals
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