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KishFeeper 01-30-2007 12:24 AM

Oscar Question?
ok i have 2 baby oscars and i was wondering if they could of spiked somthing into my finger when i was petting them because it has a bump and when i rub my finger over it it feels like a sliver. i know oscars have spikes on them but i dont know if they come off can anyone tell me? also if he did spike me what should i do about iv been sucking on my finger all do to try to get w/e it is out of there, i have also been poking at it with my knife :/

Lupin 01-30-2007 12:44 AM

I'd look into their fins and see if there are rays that seem to have been unusually shorten.
Use tweezers to remove the spine.

KishFeeper 01-30-2007 12:49 AM

i cant seem to find it tho thats what im saying its weird

saganco 02-01-2007 07:27 PM

Got any melaleuca oil (tea tree oil)? If you keep putting that on it, generally the "sliver" of whatever it is will come to the surface. My hubby is a home builder and gets wood in his fingers fairly often, and this always works. I didn't know you could "pet" an oscar though!! Cool fish!!

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