Oscars anus is swollen

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Hey guys, I just bought this albino oscar from the LFS about 3 days ago and within one day his anus seemed swollen as shown in the pictures.
He's not showing any signs of distress and is eating more then the other oscar bought at the same time but his anus is swollen and appears to have something black hanging from it.

Is this something to be worried about ?
Thanks
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I have seen this quite a few times in Oscars before. If it is just a small area around the anus then it is probably a small blockage. Sometimes you will find that the swelling gets quite big and then all of a sudden, the Oscar produces and massive turd and then everything is okay. You may find that this happens on a regular basis for a while and then completely disappears. I've not noticed it in my Oscars for several years, but like I said, I have seen it before and it's never caused a problem. Try feed you Oscars on peas, this is often a good way of aiding digestion

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martis121 replied the topic: Re: Oscars anus is swollen

Thanks a lot OFL.
I just fed them peas a few hours ago the other one wouldn't touch them but luckily this one munched them all down. Hopefully this will do the trick :)
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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Re: Oscars anus is swollen

martis121 wrote: Hey guys, I just bought this albino oscar from the LFS about 3 days ago and within one day his anus seemed swollen as shown in the pictures.
He's not showing any signs of distress and is eating more then the other oscar bought at the same time but his anus is swollen and appears to have something black hanging from it.

Is this something to be worried about ?
Thanks



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1. btw, your newly purchased oscar looks more a red than an albino.
2. very cute looking.

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