Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

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:huh: So Basically i bought an oscar i could,t resist while i was at a petland Discounts (not the best store i usually don't buy from big company's like that) i saw the fish she/he seems healthy other than one of the eyes has a smaller pupil than the other. He eats and swims around.
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ernie replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

It may help us if you are able to post a video or photo. Does he seem to be bothered by the eye?
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jnet replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

it could be damaged, deformed, cloudy etc or pop eye a pic would really help. But if it is any of these things chances are you have got a very weak fish and it will need really good water and a tank with no aggression.

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Charles1200 replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

No he seems happy
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

Charles1200 wrote: No he seems happy


Great!

So basic followup questions for noobs:
What size of tank do you keep him in? Is your tank cycled? Do you test your water with a liquid test kit (for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates)?

As Ernie ask, please upload some images and/or video of your new fish. We love to see new oscars and will help us determine any potential problems, etc.

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Charles1200 replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

It's got 7.2pH 0 nitrite 0 ammonia 0. And oddly 0 nitrates oddly so I don't know if it's cycled.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

You should have some reading for nitrates. Make sure to shake the bottle sufficiently (1-2 minutes) and the test tube sufficiently (1-2 minutes) as per the instructions. If you are using test strips, you shouldn't trust those, they aren't accurate.

How long has your tank been running?
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Charles1200 replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

I have an Api Freshwater mater test kit. and the tank has been running For around 2 months.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Smaller Eye on one side of 1inch Juvenile Oscar

After 1 month you cant have zeros right across. Ammonia is produced round the clock by fish respiration and waste output. You should have a very small bacteria colony by now that would at least turn some ammonia to nitrite. Having no nitrate sign is about the only thing that adds up here. Have you possibly cleaned a filter and killed any bacteria? Only other options are the test kit being no good, or your not using it properly.


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