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garciacelina replied the topic: Re:my oscars will not move they

okay the food is cichlid gold baby pellets
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OFL replied the topic: Re:my oscars will not move they

It is a good idea to vary an Oscars diet, if you don't, they could well turn their noses up at other food you try to give them

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Elsabe replied the topic: Re:my oscars will not move they

I have got exactly the same problem - except that my 6 oscars are smaller. About 1" each. Two are tigers, two are reds and the other 2 are baby blue - have not seen them before, but they're adorable. The store said I must give them flakefood - also had the water tested and recycled. The 2 reds I received clouded with white spot. That I've treated. The last 2 days they are all OK - except that the 2 reds also developed this lying down thing. The petshop said it might be a bacteria in the bladder - so now I'm treating them with the bladder medicine in a hospital tank. Would really like to know what causes it. My tank is 8' tank.
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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:my oscars will not move they

Elsabe wrote:

I have got exactly the same problem - except that my 6 oscars are smaller. About 1" each. Two are tigers, two are reds and the other 2 are baby blue - have not seen them before, but they're adorable. The store said I must give them flakefood - also had the water tested and recycled. The 2 reds I received clouded with white spot. That I've treated. The last 2 days they are all OK - except that the 2 reds also developed this lying down thing. The petshop said it might be a bacteria in the bladder - so now I'm treating them with the bladder medicine in a hospital tank. Would really like to know what causes it. My tank is 8' tank.


Let me suggest that you make a new topic so we can reply to you and your situation on its own. It's easier that way so if you don't mind, simply copy and paste your initial comments into a new topic and then the moderator will delete the message from here.

Next, You really need to get a master test kit and learn how to use it and understand the results for yourself. Then you need to post what the reading are for temperature, size of aquarium (gallons or liters), PH, Nitrites, Nitrates and finally Ammonia. Then we can better understand the conditions of your aquarium.

Sometimes partially laying down(/)can be quite normal however the "clouded white spots" sounds like a sincere concern. I'm sure Penn will take this further but in the mean time please consider moving yur post and getting some good water measurements for us.

Ken, 51, NJ-USA (2 Tiger Oscars)
Need to give away one healthy 1 year old Oscar if you know of anyone interested. See the adoption thread for photos. Thanks!
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