Hole in the head disease (HITH) affects many different types of cichlids including Oscars. It normally occurs when fish are kept in poor conditions and fed an unsuitable diet.

Symptoms are often small holes developing around the head region. If left untreated, these holes will get larger and deeper and maybe become infected.

Hole in the head disease is both curable and preventable. If your Oscar starts showing early stages of hole in the head disease, increasing tank maintenance and keeping your water in extremely good condition can often clear up early stages of hole in the head disease. Very severe cases may well need intervention with a good . However, regular water changes and a healthy diet are thought to be the main key to preventing an Oscar from developing HITH Hole in the Head Disease in Oscar Fish...