I'm back, with a new Oscar and possible ick!

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Hey everyone! It's been SO long since I've been on. It looks like I may have missed a lot on here? A lot of different "faces" lol. So a quick update, I still have my baby boy Thor and have recently gotten a second Oscar, named, of course, Loki. I've had him for a week or two now and I think he maybe developing ick it has hith:/
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He's in a 75gal solo (yes it was cycled) with a big old hob (I forget the make excatly but I think it was a cheep old one rated for a 90.) and a nat geo cf 80 canister. I think it's the same thing as the eheim Ecco. Over the past week I've noticed he had two spots in his head and they are getting more and more prominent. They kind of look like holes so I was concerned it was hith, but today I turned his light on and noticed white spots all over his right side and a few holes in his dorsal fin. So I, thinking/hoping its ich and not hith. He is a young guy and only about 2-3inches long.
Some water readings ammonia: 0 nitrite:0 nitrate: 20ish, my tap is at 10-15 so I can hardly ever get my tanks under 20 :/
I'm gonna post pictures next but hopefully we have enough info to start, it's been so long since I've posted so I'm probably forgetting things lol
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Suprd71 replied the topic: I'm back, with a new Oscar and possible ick!

Hey, welcome back! Lets see some pics of the new gaffer, and while you are at it a couple shots of Thor. I bet he's not "little" Thor anymore. Maybe catching up to "big" Thor? lol!


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Suprd71 replied the topic: I'm back, with a new Oscar and possible ick!

Ok, I see the little dude. Thats not ich, not hith either. A little blurry to tell exactly, but maybe just some scrapes? You are well schooled in water quality, keep that up and see how he does. Eating ok?


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Lol hi there! No thor is not so little anymore! But he still seems like he is on the small side and has a baby face but he is a big boy now :)
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Yeah he's eating great! 2x a day while he's a baby. I'll try and get some better pictures. He is breathing a little heavy but it seems to come and go.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:I'm back, with a new Oscar and possible ick!

Thor looks real fine. Not all Oscars get huge. New guy may still be settling into his new digs. Keep us posted, and not every 6 months!


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Lol well I'm hoping Thor is going through a growth spur, he seems to be super hungry lately!
Here's a few more pics of Loki, I really think something is up with him, all of the white spots weren't there a day or two ago and he wasn't breathing like this before either :/ I hope he is just settling in but I want to be sure...






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Also, how is big Thor? Do you still have him?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:I'm back, with a new Oscar and possible ick!

Oh yes, Thor is doing great as well. About 3yrs old now, 14-15ins. has a 180 to himself. King of his castle!


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