02-01-2011, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by NoaDon12
I went to my local pet store today and I went to go browse and look at the fish. When I got to the end, I saw a Tiger Oscar. Alone. But this tiger oscar had hole in the head, hexamita, rotted fins, and ripped scales EVERYWHERE! My heart skipped a beat, but then he got all playful, and he was so cute and happy, so I couldnt just let him die! He's just like my other oscar, Ozzy! I asked a person if he was for sale and the lady said they would give it to me for FREE! Im buying a tank divider, and im going back tomorrow to rescue him! It turns out his former owner bought two texas cichlids from the same store the poor guy is now, put them with the oscar, and he was in for a beating! Im getting the tank all ready for him, removing the carbon filter and things like that! wish me luck!
Bless you for caring about the damaged oscar but I was wondering what size tank you're putting it in with another oscar. HITH is primarily caused by living in unclean conditions and it's difficult to keep a even single oscar in a 55 gallon maintaining healthy water, it's virtually impossible to maintain 2 oscars in a 55 gallon.
I wouldn't waste any money on HITH medicines, they simply don't work and may screw your biological filter up causing more stress to the fish.