Huge Hole on Head, happened overnight

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Hey all, new here. I woke up this morning and found a huge patch of missing skin on my Oscar. Is there anything I should do? I can't tell if he injured himself or if this is something else. He does like to jump, I hear him splash sometimes at night. Also, the little dots in other areas are scars from HITH that we cured over 6 months ago.

27 gal tank
76-82*F
No other fish.
Tank is due for regular cleaning on Saturday.
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Žarić replied the topic: Huge Hole on Head, happened overnight

that is an injury, he will be fine.... just do water change and boost his imunesystem with some kind of vitamins... here is a problem as an bacterial infection can happen, but probably it will just heal just fine.

Take out any sharp decorations from tank, as you can see it could be an aye injure or something...


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Yeah, that is just an injury, a nasty one at that. I had an Oscar a few years ago that had almost an identical injury to that. It took a few weeks to heal, but in the end, you could hardly see where the injury had been.

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sammie replied the topic: Re:Huge Hole on Head, happened overnight

A 27 gallon tank is far to small for an oscar. That's probably the reason it is jumping, to escape.

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Derek704 replied the topic: Huge Hole on Head, happened overnight

Thanks for the advice. As to the tank size, I'm getting a 50 gal sometime in January, but I don't have enough money to buy everything right now.
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