Sick Oscar, Fungus?

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need to see picture from before and present...
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This morning began with a methylene blue + salt bath and then back to a medicated tank with erythromycin + minocycline + coppersafe. Not sure what is working, but something is, with the spots being visibly reduced. This has been the best that I have seen it so far!
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Today was the end of my eight day dose of erythromycin + minocycline + coppersafe. I still have been doing the methylene blue + salt bath too. The results are pretty good but still not 100% gone. I did a large water change this morning and added carbon to take the meds out and am not sure what I am going to do next but tomorrow another large water change and likely finish with the last of my meds (doxy) and continue with the MB baths for a while.
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Just a thought, maybe there is something in your water that is irritating the oscar, stressing it out, and causing this growth to persist - sort of like hives on people. Any chance you could add reverse osmosis or distilled water to your water change?
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Rocksor wrote: Just a thought, maybe there is something in your water that is irritating the oscar, stressing it out, and causing this growth to persist - sort of like hives on people. Any chance you could add reverse osmosis or distilled water to your water change?


I have a 210g community with other large cichlids, a 40B with a puffer and other fish in the 75g that all are thriving with my water. Why this one fish? lol
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Did all your fish come from the same collection location? Do they all get stressed out exactly the same way?
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DMD123 replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

My Oscar is not WC, it is an F2 Rapp's. I have other fish in the 210g from Rapp's and no issues.
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A couple days have gone by with what looked like progress with the last batch of meds, turning out to not have completely got rid of this stuff. I decided to not add any more antibiotics at this point due to the fact I dont have much left and the cost to heal this fish has become excessive. I am continuing the MB + salt bats. I just did some reading that it can be done twice a day. I am going to try this for a week and see what happens. Then likely the salt dip and if I decide to medicate it will be force fed instead of in water.
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Despite all the meds and things going on, Chunk the Bumblebee Oscar is still feisty
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Well its been about a month now of no meds and.... no change for the better or worse. Still no clue what is going on with this fish but it is not contagious and all the other fish in the tank are fine. I have just been doing water changes and feeding like I normally have and have not seen any difference. Hundreds of dollars later I decided whatever happens, happens. well nothing has happened either way, lol. Fish still looks bad but eats like a king and is super interactive like an Oscar should be.
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