My oscar has two white spots on him..?

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

Your levels look good and nitrates should be maintained below 20 ppm so 5 is great. I would do a 50% w.c. every other day for the next week or so and monitor for improvements. Should be fine. ;)
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

Yeah the PRIME should keep him safe from ammonia poisoning for 48 hours, hence 50% water change every other day.

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lindsey123 replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

Today I noticed that he has a new white spot. So I did a water test, and my ammonia is at zero, but so are my nitrates. what should I do now?! :blink:
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

Take a picture of this spot that you are talking about. Does it look like salt?
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lindsey123 replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

www.oscarfishlover.com/members-network/9806-lindsey123/photos/photo?albumid=918#photoid=4003
there's a link to the picture i just uploaded on here. the other two he had before did go away. now they are on the other side of his head right by his gills. :/ It looks kind of cloudy even in person.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

One of the pics looks like HITH head to me , and the other like a wound. Does he have tankmates ? And did those spots just show up suddenly ? The lack of Nitrates makes it seem like your tank is not cycled. How did you test your water ? With strips
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

If they showed up suddenly and unexpectely, we're dealing with wounds from your oscar crashing into things.

Daily water changes of 50% should help it heal up quickly.

If these have been slowly, slowly getting bigger and more prominent over time, we're dealing with HITH, and it will need 50% water changes every day for a much, much longer time than wounds will.

Either way, you need to keep going with the water changes. Once things have healed, you can do them every second day (50% every second day) with seachem prime or another good water conditioner until you measure 5 ppm nitrates, 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia with a liquid test kit. Sera has good test kits, the API master test kit is also really good.
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lindsey123 replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

I bought the water testing kit that Rocksor suggested to get. Its not test strips. Its the drops.
Well, he does have a pleco sucker in there with him and I noticed they kinda nip at each other over food occasionally.
could he actually hurt my oscar?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: My oscar has two white spots on him..?

Yeah there's a good chance the pleco is attacking your oscar at night
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