Worried about my Oscar

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Hi Everyone it's been a while. I have a question......one of my Oscars has developed a white film like substance between the eyes and above the mouth. It almost looks like it has caused an indent in those areas. Does anyone know what this might be. The parameters of the water are well within range and I do a 20% water change every 3 days. When replacing fresh water I add Fish FX, Aquarium salt and Stress Coat. :S
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Worried about my Oscar

Pics will help a lot. As will a bit more info. Tank size, filtration, fish stock, and what are you using to determine your parameters? And, exact readings of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate please, taken before water change.


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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Worried about my Oscar

How much salt are you adding each time you remove 20% of the water?

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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My tank size is 150 gallons
African and South American Cichlids variety...Parrots, Peacocks ,Jewels, loaches, etc including plecos
Filtration System is a Fluval 350
Nitrates 30
Nitrites 0
Ammonia 0
PH 7

I am not familiar with inserting a pic. Please explain how?
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4 tbls as I don't like to use too much
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4 tbls as I don't like to use too much
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If you're on a pc, open a free photobucket account and upload your pictures there. Then copy and paste the image link into your message here.
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UNC-CH replied the topic: Worried about my Oscar

That's HITH or Hole-in-the-head. Oscars are very susceptible to it. It's brought on by poor water conditions, poor diet, and possibly the use of activated carbon. The only way to help it is to perform large water changes often. If you don't have one, I'd invest in a python or aqueon water changer to make changing the water easy.
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Worried about my Oscar

That is hole in the head, & one of the worst cases I have ever seen. HITH/LLE is caused by stress caused by being kept long term in an overcrowded aquarium & poor water quality, along w/ insufficient/incorrect diet.

SA/CA/Rift Lake cichlids should never be kept together. They have different water chemistry requirements as well as different diet requirements.

You didn't specify how many fish are in your tank. I will have to assume too many, based on this pic. You will have to pare down the population in this tank tremendously.

If you wish to save this fish, we can help you, but it will entail great effort & a complete change in not only population amounts in that tank, but also cichlid husbandry techniques employed by you.

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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