Injury on my Oscars Head

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I came in late last night, all the lights were off but I startled my Oscar and he seems to have injured his head, it looks to me like it is not that severe but this is my first Oscar and I would like a second opinion.

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I shouldn't worry, this is quite a common occurrence. Oscars will often swim into rocks or pieces of wood and can cause themselves really nasty injuries that look horrible. I remember once one of my Oscars took a massive great big chunk out of its head, looked really bad. However, within six months you could hardly see anything.

I think you'll find that as long as your water is in good condition the injury will heal up without any problems whatsoever.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Injury on my Oscars Head

It is very common, almost standard procedure for Oscars to have nicks and scrapes. It wont be his last, that's for sure. Keep water pristine, it will go away in a week or so. Then he will get another,lol.


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Thanks for your input!! He is acting and eating normal so we will just keep the tank pristine and keep an eye on him.

He already did it again and has another small injury, do we need to worry about "brain damage"? If so what do we need to look for?

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I really don't think you have to worry about the Oscar injuring brain. What is the Oscar hitting its head on, do you know? If there's any sharp objects like pieces of wood or rock then it may be best to remove them.

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tdrewry1024 replied the topic: Injury on my Oscars Head

Ok great thanks!!! We have already removed the piece of driftwood we had in there even though there were no sharp edges on it and my husband is going to smooth off any sharp edges on the filters, heater guards and tank lid as well.

Thanks so much for your help!!
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DRACO replied the topic: Injury on my Oscars Head

oscar are very inquisitive fish.... resulting to injury most of the time...
even that driftwood will be push all over the area LOL!...

but as OFL and Suprd71 said, will heal in no time with pristine water...
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