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Ok where to start.
The LFS has another big oscar in thats had a really bad start to life.
It definately has the early signs of hith and maybe even a couple of other problems but i won't know until i get him home tomorrow.
I've been asked to take this one as i'm the only person local who he knows would look after him as he needs.
1, Apart from clean water is their anything else he really needs?
2, Is it contageuos?
3, Anything else i need to know?

I'm thinking of putting a divider in the 180 gallon for him for now as thats fully cycled a way over filtered so should be safe for him until i get something cycled and better for him.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: HITH

Just keep the water extra pristine (waterchanges 50% every 3 days minimum) and give him time as it takes a while. Reduce feeding to half as much as you normally would once a day or even everyother day is better. Lots of gravel vacs too.

Goodluck! ;)
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RIFF-RAFF replied the topic: Re: HITH

Pretty much what i thaught thanks Jason.
Just wanted to be certain before i started.
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RIFF-RAFF replied the topic: Re: HITH

Well got the poor thing home and decided to give it a go with Lava as that tank has the best filtration and easiest to clean.
So far things haven't been to bad but still have the second option open if things don't work out.
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Will add pics this evening.
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: HITH

welldone on the rescue bud.. hope hes gets betta 4 u. look 4ward 2 pics
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RIFF-RAFF replied the topic: Re: HITH

Thanks mate,
Well he has alot more chance with me than it did before i got him.
Lava has already tried to have its eyes out so i moved it out to be safe (Rather another tank than a second fatality with oscars this month).
I re-arranged the tanks and put him into the jewel rio 180 for the time being with the aqua pro 3 filter (1000 liters an hour) which i know isn't ideal but until i can get another fx5 here that will have to be it.
As it came from a 50 liter tank its very happy in the 45 gallon tank until we move the fish then it can have a 75 gallon to itself.
Just means more work to keep the tank tip top for now.
Apart from the hith though and a few missing scales the fish doesn't seem to have any other problems.
Nice and active, bright colours, eats for england so touch wood he'll have a happy life from here on in.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: HITH

You'll get things worked out. Good luck man! :)
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Good Luck Man

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RIFF-RAFF replied the topic: Re: HITH

Ok got the pics sorted.
I did find out the little one is very friendly though. I had to move something in the tank and it started rubbing against my hand, It also eats out of my fingers which is good. Touch wood so far i have not found anything it won't eat either.


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