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i woke the other morning to find a hole in my oscars head it looks like he hit it on the breeding trap in my tank at first i thought oh crap he got hole in the head, even tho i di a weeklt water change and regular gravel vacs but wen i looked at it closer it looked like he hit it in the corner so i took him out and put some methylene blue straight on it by a cotton bud,, now a coupkle of days larter it looks like its starting to heal can any1 else reccomend precautions i should take????
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OFL replied the topic: Re:HITH????

precautions to stop this happening again, or to help the healing process? I think getting your Oscar a crash helmet is out of the question :-)Oscars will occasionally bash themselves up against things, it's one of those things that will happen and I don't think there's anything you can do about it. My tank is eight-foot long on my Oscars still knock things around. Keeping any fish in a close environment is a huge compromise.if they haven't got a lot of space, accidents will happen occasionally and there's nothing you can do about it.

If the wound is healing, then just keep doing what you're doing because it's obviously working

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Jeffrey replied the topic: Re:HITH????

i don't keep any sharp decorations in my tank, i have some rocks, some empty shells, and an artificial cave structure. i have a plastic toy fish, Tiger often plays with it or tries to eat it:P

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OFL replied the topic: Re:HITH????

fish do have quite delicate skin It doesn't take a lot to injure them, they only have to swim into the side of the tank and they can have quite a nasty abrasion.Like I said before, Oscars do have a tendency of bashing themselves up against things, don't get too worried when you see injuries, even the nastiest ones heal up quite quickly

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I wouldnt worry about it too much. If your water is good the injury will heal surprisingly quickly. Oscars tend to do this sometimes

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well thanks guys i put a bit of meth blue on it direct with a cotton bud and now its all healed up nicely, he is a dosey old grouch lol, have a look at my other post my oscar doug hurt his side on the filter i think i gotta get a new external filter so if any1 has 1 for sale or will swap i have got 3 internal filters (1 fluval 2+, 1 fluval 3, and 1 aqua flow 3)
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