Sick Oscar, Fungus?

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

No worries David, and best of luck with it! I really hope for yours and Chunk's sake this works.
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DMD123 replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Been doing tons of reading on the subject of velvet and according to one item there is really debate as whether cutting out light really does help and even if salt would do much since velvet apparently can survive pretty high concentrations of it. Copper is pretty much an agreed on treatment and I do have some coming in. In he meantime I hope the Parasite guard will take this stuff down a notch. This would give me some hope that I am on the right track.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Good luck d...hope this is works
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New pics, no real improvement








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Lammergeier replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Poor Chunk. Honestly it really looks like ich or velvet. I'm completely stumped. Try the copper med when it arrives I guess.
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DMD123 replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

As you can see from the last pic she is still a typical Oscar and even though she looks bad she acts normal.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Damn !
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DMD123 replied the topic: Re:Sick Oscar, Fungus?

daddadoo7 wrote: Damn !

Can I quote you on that?

Hey I just did! ;)

Yeah this is frustrating. It has the look of ich but it its fuzzy spots. Ich has more of a salt like look about it and generally smaller in size and the coverage usually is spread out more. Velvet should be well more velvety looking. Tonight I have to change water and re-dose with Parasite Guard but so far does not look any different. been slowly adding salt so as not to shock the fish, I have the salt content at one Tablespoon per 5 gallons of water.

Along with the copper I also have Methylene Blue coming in so another treatment I have not tried yet. I might try some dips/bath before I go and see if that may help.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Good luck d
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toom replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

This looks like nitrate pimples that can also be caused by an constant switching of the conductivity of your water. Do you use an kind of conditionor on acid basis or something like that to improve water parameters?
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