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Thanks for the advice everyone! I rehomed the culprit and everyone seems relieved now aha.
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So today I looked at my oscar a few days after the fin nipping culprit is gone. But now he has something weird going on. Think he might shedding his slime coat? Not sure. The water is being treated for ick as I found out the feeders developed ick a couple days after he ate a few.
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

how are you treating ich? meds?

that can be induced by stress - turn off the light so he'll feel more secure..can you test your water parameter? ph? ammonia? nitrite? nitrate?
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

The water levels are where they are supposed to be but I did have to move everything out of the tank and put it back in new to get the bully out. And yes I'm using meds for the ick.
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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

Ick is treatable but the feeders are the problem most likely. They are kept in terrible conditions and are extremely likely to have disease (s) meal worms crickets night crawlers are much better options than feeders. What is the rest of his diet outside of feeders?
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

Right now besides feeders he gel eats brine shrimp, blood worms and cichlid gold pellets
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Ignore the gel, idk why my phone added it
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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

Cichlid gold is a nice staple blood worms and brine good supplements too. Freeze dried krill is,great for O's as well. They also need a vegetable source. Try peas or small pieces of romaine lettuce. If he is picky about them there are flakes and pellets that are high in vegetable content. Most pellets for koi are very veggie rich and there are flakes called spirulina that are high in veggie as well. I agree with the others about his lip bump. Pretty common and a good water change regiment will take care of it. Good situation for him being solo in the 90 gal. With proper diet and water changes he will have a great long healthy life
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UNC-CH replied the topic: Fin rot?

I'm happy he's in a 90 gallon, but I'm surprised you're giving him feeder fish and just as surprised that you're treating the ick with meds. What is that ... 'Ick Cure'? Looks like methylene blue or malachite green. You've been around the forum long enough that I'd think you'd know that the best cure for ick is salt with increased temperature. It works much better than that mess. And how could you not know that you should never feed an oscar feeder fish. These are both mistakes I also made until I was taught by others here at OFL.
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