11-23-2007, 10:34 AM
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need loads of help for my little oscars!
well, everything was running smoothly. i had my baby tiger oscar settled in and doing well. then i was stupid enough to bring home an albino oscar from wal-mart. why didn't i just go back to my fish person? i have no idea. lesson learned. next thing i know my first baby has little white dots all over him. ich. hooray. then the new oscar has white poo. hith disease right? anyway, not sure if the tiger oscar has hith, have not seen him pooing, only the albino one. so i did a big water change today. going to the store tonight to get some aquarium salt. increased the temperature a little bit, waiting to see that it stabilizes before i turn the heater up any more. i'm also wondering if i have an algae problem? there is slimy stuff collecting on the openings of the filters where the filtered water comes out, and on some of the decorations. do i not have strong enough filtration? or enough aeration? i did have a long bubble wand, but i decided it sucked so i'm going to get a long air stone tonight. or two. i have three filters, meant for 30-40 gallon tanks. but this is just temporary i'm going to be buying a 350-400 biowheel filter in a few weeks when i can afford it. so am i going to be doing water changes like mad until i get that new filter? what in the world can i do? i love these fish and so does my daughter! i have tons of time on my hands to care for these fish, right now i'm making money as a seller on Ebay so i can stay home with my almost two year old daughter until january. so any and all suggestions or advice are welcome i really really want this to work out well!