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My 7 inch Oscar is in a 75 gallon tank. With a 10 inch pleco and everything has been fine but until today. He has hth and I don't know how he has it because I don't feed live food and tank is pristine. And today he's been laying at the bottom and the hgh is getting worse. He is 2.5 years old and I'm really worried about him


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I've also only been feeding freeze dried foods for 3 months and there's not any nutritional value in them so could be the cause


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Pls help!!!!

Hello and welcome to OFL. Please explain what your idea of pristine water is, and how you determine its quality. Freeze dried foods are generally of very good quality and wont directly cause hith. Again please, a little more detail. What kind of food, how much and how often is it given to the fish? You wont just get hith in one day. Takes a long time to develop. What I think I see in the photo is a chunk from his head, most likely an injury. Same thing on the gill plate, like he scraped it on something.


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I do water changes every week and I feed every day to every other day


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Just freeze dried mealworms mixed with krill


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Pls help!!!!

Ok, not to be too critical.. but your water is far from pristine. You have a very high bioload for a 75g tank. A weekly water change will not keep the water healthy. Diet is secondary at this point, but does need a bit of improvement. Do you test your water parameters? A proper test with the API liquid kit will show you that water quality is poor, and thats what is affecting your Oscar


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Yeah I really need to get one thx for the help


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Pls help!!!!

Change 75% of your water every 3 days. Seriously consider rehoming the pleco, 75 is bare minimum for just Oscar, and big plecos just kill water quality.


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Will do thx


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ttertter wrote: I do water changes every week and I feed every day to every other day


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without knowing how much water change you are doing, the said water change
will remain questionable... same is true with feeding regiment.. you must observed the 3 minute rules.
lastly, what filtration do you have ?
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