Oscar loose/dangling skin

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I have 4 oscars in the tank. But one of my oscar who is actualy the biggest has this on his body. Looks like bite marks. Should I be worried?
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Looks like one of the other fish is having a go at him. As long as is no signs of fungus or infection then it's more than likely being caused by another fish. Or, the fish may be banning itself against something in the tank, but my guess is it's another fish. Can I assume that you have tested the water?

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Legend85 replied the topic: Oscar loose/dangling skin

Appreciate the response.

Yea water tested. It's all fine.
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You say you have four Oscars, how big is your aquarium?

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150gallons
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I see. And have you got other fish apart from the four Oscars? If indeed the problem you are experiencing is aggression then a solution may be to reduce the amount of fish you have. 150 gallons isn't really big enough for the amount Oscars you have.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar loose/dangling skin

4 Oscars in 150 is overstocked by 2 Oscars. Overstock aside, its quite likely you have 2 males, maybe all males? and that isnt going to work. For long term success, I would try for 2 that appear to get along, rehome the other 2. Once bullying begins it will never stop.


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