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Sorry for the bombardment of posts since joining. I've been going through a mini cycle after over cleaning my filter and yesterday noticed what appears to be an injury on my oscar.



It's quite deep. Do you think it's an injury or is this caused by amonia being present.

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It looks as if the fish probably swaminto something which caused the injury. I shouldn't worry too much, as long as the water is in good condition, the injury should clear up perfectly okay. I certainly wouldn't start panicking anyway

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Thanks.

Do you think it'll leave scaring?
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That should clear up just fine, scarring not likely. Maybe a hint to remove some deco that may have sharp edges.


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deco has now been removed except for some smoother objects the catfish likes to hide in.

Thanks for the advice both.
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It certainly looks like the Oscars gouged out a fair bit of skin and tissue so you might notice some scarring after it's all healed. However, from my experience fish do actually recover really well, even from really nasty cuts and scrapes which you would expect to leave scarring, but don't.

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