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injury to my oscar eye 6 months 4 weeks ago #71970

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hi Lokie, my oscar has this hole over his right eye. its strange shape and i dont know how he got it. how do i treat it? can i send a picture?

His water is clean. no hole in head anywhere im worried it may affect his sight

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injury to my oscar eye 6 months 4 weeks ago #71972

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good news.. he doesnt seem to be acting hurt..lol...hungry maybe..
not sure what meds you have like melafix..keep your water spotless while an admin responds.. i would do water changes daily to prevent a bacterial infection.
they are clumsy.. what decorations are in tank?
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injury to my oscar eye 6 months 4 weeks ago #71982

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Could be a mechanical injury... but the areas around some of his sensory pits do look a bit eroded. Have you tested water recently?
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injury to my oscar eye 6 months 3 weeks ago #71987

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~rush~ wrote:
Could be a mechanical injury... but the areas around some of his sensory pits do look a bit eroded. Have you tested water recently?
Completely agree, there is significant erosion around the nostrils. Hith will follow if not corrected asap. You say water is clean, but fish shows signs of living in sketchy water. Looks clean and is clean are totally different.
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injury to my oscar eye 1 week 2 days ago #72387

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hi, some how one of my fluval 306 filters stopped working and i didnt know it. the outtake so i ordered new parts and replaced it. i also cleaned the media before replaing the parts because the nitrates were through the roof, 40ppm. i i did a 60 water change and fixed filter. week later, same results, so 2 days ago i took out other filter and cleaned all the media, cleaned gravel, took down 50% of water and i just tested it and its still high. i have nothing in the tank besides Lokie. he is large and 8 years old and im concerned this hole in the head isnt getting better but i know its the water but i keep changing i t, what could it be? it looks clean. i cleaned the media. and gravel and took out 50% of the water twice within a weeks time. i dont know what else to do. please advise

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injury to my oscar eye 1 week 1 day ago #72391

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Cleaning mechanical media is good. Cleaning bio media may have killed off a big percentage of beneficial bacteria, although showing high nitrate indicates some cycle intact. No mention of tank size? What is it? Big old Oscar in something like 50-60gals may need a 3x weekly water change. You may be having a bad test result, expired kit, or maybe you not doing it correctly? You may have nitrate in the tap water. Lets assume tap water is good. With an in tank level of 40ppm, a simple 50% w/c will lower nitrate to 20ppm. 75% would drop it to 10ppm. With a fish like Lokie, big and old, showing signs of hith, I would be doing large water changes every day until I saw at least a halt to hith progression. He needs a consistent nitrate level of 10ppm maximum. Do whatever it takes to make that happen
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