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southamericancichlidguy23 10-26-2009 09:43 PM

i think my little oscar has ick
ok he has this white stuff under his fin im not sure if its his coloring or not i cant get good picture cuz of the light i use in my tank which sucks i cant explain wut it looks like its like size of a nickle behind his fin could it be white coloring on him hes tiger oscar

southamericancichlidguy23 10-26-2009 09:46 PM

i see oscars online who have the same colors so i dont knw i always put salt aquarium in the tank and aqua safe and i do a water change every two weeks i think im just freaking out cuz hes so little

southamericancichlidguy23 10-26-2009 09:47 PM

and its so hard to find long fin

MoneyMitch 10-26-2009 10:26 PM

salt in the freshwater aquarium isnt the smartest to do. can lead to all kinds of problems that WILL shorten the life of the fish along with their health.

southamericancichlidguy23 10-26-2009 11:08 PM

really no kidding i didnt knw that so i will stop putting that in wut about the aqua safe

MoneyMitch 10-27-2009 02:07 PM

i bought some aquasafe at walmart and use it for w/c and my fish are still alive so it works i would assume. if you want more infomation on why not to use salt in your aquarium send byron a pm about it. about your OP try to get a pic of the spot.

southamericancichlidguy23 10-27-2009 10:26 PM

its going away slowly so im not worried im seeing improvement already i bought him from store in detroit the only long fin in the whole state michigan lol the other closets was sandusky ohio hour 45 mins away

terryap 10-28-2009 06:23 PM

if I am not mistaken Ich is not the size of a nickel, it is rather pin head size....and if the case is bad enough, and around the fin area, their fins will even stick to the body, and they will look as though they have trouble swimming, but I may be wrong, been a long time since I kept freshwater, but I did have more than one case of ich.....and some pretty decent remedies that work are out there on the market.
anyways....good luck !

southamericancichlidguy23 10-28-2009 08:59 PM

yea its gone already i dont knw wut it was not sure but right now im kick my self for not going salt water i want weedy sea dragon sooo bad

MoneyMitch 10-28-2009 09:56 PM

just goes to show, theres no need to throw all kinds of chems into your tank at the first sighn of something going wrong. usually i let nature take its course for a week or so then if its still a problem then i start looking into meds.

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