Possible HITH?

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Hi there all!

I'm new here but have been browsing this site for some time now. Anyways, I started up an aquarium (it's been a few years) and I have oh I don't know, maybe a 3 inch tiger oscar in there. Have had him for 2 months now, just beat the ich over a week ago.

Woke up today and to my surprise, it appears to be HITH starting.

Just looking for a second opinion.

Water params:

Temp: 78 F
Ph: 7.5, 7.4 (as normal)
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 15

Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks!

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He is currently in a 25g with a fluval 306 canister filter.

Getting my 65g this weekend. Yay!
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Possible HITH?

Hello and welcome aboard. Its rare for an Oscar that small and young to contract hith in anything other than a complete sewer of a tank. 25g is grossly small for an Oscar of any size, but your water parameters, if correct, are all good. Bigger tank is surely welcomed. I am unable to access the photobucket pics. Try copying the img code and paste directly into the forum thread box.


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Possible HITH?

Just got the pics.. looks more like a minor scrape. Not to worry, clean water will take that away. Whats that other fish? Any more? 65g will hold Oscar for at most 18 months, no room for other fish.


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Hydroz420 replied the topic: Possible HITH?

Thanks for the quick response and the honest opinion of the 65g. I may look at a bigger one. I'm sure 90g would be plenty?

The other fish is a firemouth. Just have the 1 oscar and foremouth. They get along nicely but as they mature I will be keeping a close eye on them both.

The oscar has grown fairly quick (I've had him one month not two) so I figure he is healthy and well. Eats like a horse, his stomach is almost like a blackhole.

So I figure it'd be best to upgrade the tank size very quicj.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Possible HITH?

Most often footprint is more important than volume. If the 65 you are looking at is the standard 3foot long, I urge you to pass on that. A 55of 48ins is actually better than the 3ft 65. The 90 would be a HUGE positive over the 65, being a 48x18 base. Your 306 would act as the primary bio filter, but wont handle a 90 on its own. Add an Aquaclear 110 hob for mechanical assistance and you have a good Oscar house. I think once Oscar gets bigger, he wont like the FM and may keep it pinned in cover. Thats a wait and see thing.


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DRACO replied the topic: Possible HITH?

Suprd71 got you covered... and yes... the scrape seems to be an injury...

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