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post #1 of 15 Old 03-02-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Possible ich/ick on my oscar Irgent

hey guys my red oscar has what might be ich/ick but im not sure if it is ich/ick it looks like missing scales cause i do have some aggressive fish but he is laying around but is still very active at feeding time so does he have ich/ick or just missing scales.

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-02-2012, 09:43 PM
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Impossible to say without seeing a picture.

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post #3 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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111_3771.jpg,111_3769.jpg,111_3774.,jpg111_3777.,jpg111_3779.,jpg111_3778.jpg ok the first three are of my sisters betta she thinks he might have ich/ick too and then the last three are of my red oscar and also I dont think hes a red oscar that's just what he was labeled at the pet store I think he might be a lemon oscar any input will be appreciated
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Hi I'm a Goldfish I have a 3 second memory span... hi I'm a Goldfish I have a three second memory span.... Gotta love my sister:)

1-55 gallon Cichlid tank,

1-1 1/2 gallon Betta bowl,

1- 5.5 gallon Pac-Man frog tank,

Soon to be 1-20 gallon reptile tank,

1-Britney spaniel/family dog,

used to own 1-painted turtle, 1-wild hermit crab RIP,2 Guinea pigs RIP.
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post #4 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 10:28 AM
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I don't see ick, but I do see some missing scales. Also, it seems to have little to no markings. My experience with Oscars has been that they will eat anything they can swallow; however, they are not necessarily aggressive toward fish closer to their own size. Is it being bullied ? What other fishes do you have with it.
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post #5 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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sadly two black convicts and a very calm JD I will be looking for a new home for the convicts, i do have a common pleco and an electric crawfish though.

Hi I'm a Goldfish I have a 3 second memory span... hi I'm a Goldfish I have a three second memory span.... Gotta love my sister:)

1-55 gallon Cichlid tank,

1-1 1/2 gallon Betta bowl,

1- 5.5 gallon Pac-Man frog tank,

Soon to be 1-20 gallon reptile tank,

1-Britney spaniel/family dog,

used to own 1-painted turtle, 1-wild hermit crab RIP,2 Guinea pigs RIP.
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post #6 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 12:21 PM
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JD are generally not that calm, a lot of aggression usually takes place when we are not around.

I do not see any ick on him but am a little worried about the betta, can you post a clearer picture at all?

Convicts usually would not bother an oscar unless they are breeding and he is straying too close to them.

Try treating him with Melafix and see if his scales come back, the tank is also a little small for him which means if there is any aggression he would be quite prone to catching himself on things. The color is a little off what a Lemon would usually look like but this could be down to stress.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #7 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks taz i will post more pictures of the betta but the oscar was always that color even at the pet store and everytime i go back there the other oscars look exactly the same a lightish yellow gray type color.

Hi I'm a Goldfish I have a 3 second memory span... hi I'm a Goldfish I have a three second memory span.... Gotta love my sister:)

1-55 gallon Cichlid tank,

1-1 1/2 gallon Betta bowl,

1- 5.5 gallon Pac-Man frog tank,

Soon to be 1-20 gallon reptile tank,

1-Britney spaniel/family dog,

used to own 1-painted turtle, 1-wild hermit crab RIP,2 Guinea pigs RIP.
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post #8 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 02:23 PM
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Do you have any pictures of the Betta bowl at all?

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post #9 of 15 Old 03-04-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I can not seem to get a better picture of the betta so should i treat it with ich/ick meds if the spots get bigger? and should we move him to a seperate tank so if it is ich/ick it wont infect the other fish?

Hi I'm a Goldfish I have a 3 second memory span... hi I'm a Goldfish I have a three second memory span.... Gotta love my sister:)

1-55 gallon Cichlid tank,

1-1 1/2 gallon Betta bowl,

1- 5.5 gallon Pac-Man frog tank,

Soon to be 1-20 gallon reptile tank,

1-Britney spaniel/family dog,

used to own 1-painted turtle, 1-wild hermit crab RIP,2 Guinea pigs RIP.
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post #10 of 15 Old 03-04-2012, 06:40 PM
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The fighter looks like its face is diseased, the scales look green
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