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I have a health question and I will try to post pics of the fish in question
I bought a red Oscar on 1/18/15
I think it has a fungus and I wanted to know what you guys thought
I hope it's just the color of the fish and if it's a fungus I can't afford to treat it till 1/30/15
when I get paid..
the other question I have if it is a fungus could the other Oscar in the tank get it also???
they are in a 55 Gal I know too small for 2 fish sorry

Please help me
Jenn

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PS. it's the two pics of the red oscar
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Please help me out

Bit of a blurry pic, but appears to be fungal. First thing that likely happened is the fish may have scraped itself, or was scrapping with the other one. Treatment can not wait until the end of the month, it will only get worse, possibly turn to bacterial infection. Reality Jenn, is you should never have added another Oscar to the 55g. Inexpensive, moderately effective is a dose of Pimafix and Melafix. Most lfs carry this.


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Rocksor replied the topic: Please help me out

I would skip Pima and Mela. They are just too weak. Go straight to adding 2 tablespoons of salt per 5 gallons, and add the total dosage over a 48 hour period.


What's the ph of the tank? The ph will determine the best medication to use if it is truly fungus.
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Oscar2015 replied the topic: Please help me out

I think the Oscar had this when I got it so I may take it back
right now I don't have any money at all so would a water change help????
I just did a 50% water change so I hope that helps
Jenn

and the PH last tested at below 8 it was around 6 or 7
test was done by the pet store...
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