New Oscar not eating

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So got my new Oscar 3 days ago and hasn't had a feed since. I tried floating and sinking but nothing. He looks miserable sitting on the bottom of the tank and looks like he's lost a little colour. Should I be worried? I've checked my water parameters and all okay. Not sure what to do!!
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DRACO replied the topic: New Oscar not eating

when did you set up the tank?
new fish will sulk and stay at the bottom for a while when newly acquired...
but will stay sulking further if the tank is not yet cycled.. better answer my question and
people will give you sound advise based on the reality...
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Hi Draco, my cycle finished last week, full cycle which seemed to take forever about 7 weeks. The last week of the cycle 4ppm ammonia would cycle Ammonia and Nitrite within 24hrs, completed a 70-80% water change and waited around 24hrs before buying my new Oscar "Trigger" . I think he's sulking.
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DRACO replied the topic: New Oscar not eating

good to know your tank is fully cycled...
i suggest to cover the tank for a while ( a day or two) to let the fish rest for a while
without any disturbance... you can peek inside the cover and see if your fish is roaming...
you may skip large water change for a while... 25% will do unless nitrate had gone up
over 20ppm...
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