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Postby Axiom » Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:49 pm

My oscar has about 5 white spots on his fins. I posted the same question about a month ago and someone told me It was probably broken blood vessel, but he has more now so I'm getting kind of nervous. My water is all in check so If anyone has some advice that would be great thanks
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Postby Theobald Brooks » Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:28 pm

A pic would be helpful. Evidently it's not ich since it started a month ago or he would be dead.

Just off the top of my head, its sounds like injuries. What size tank is he in? What type of decor do you have in the tank? Does he have any tankmates.

By in check I assume you mean 0 Ammo, 0 Nitrites, <20 Nitrates, nice stable ph somewhere in the 6-8 range and nice stable temp somwhere in the 78-82 range. Am I correct in this assumption? ;)
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Postby DELAHOYA » Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:17 am

sounds like whats been told to me as whitespot. my poor oscar has the same problem at the moment. started as a few dots on his fins, now he is covered. :?
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Postby a.taylor » Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:19 am

That sounds like whitespot for sure.The bacteria is always present in your water but will only attach to your fish when their immune system is down or the temp has suddenly changed.Get white spot treatment fast dude or theyll die quick.Also while treating,turn up your temp by a tiny bit and remove any carbon in your filtration system.GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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Postby Rodrom » Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:01 am

how long does the treatment usually take ? the reason i ask is that i have a oscar (hopefully female) reserved in my local lfs that has white spots on it, i already told him i wont touch it until its cured but he thinks its a matter of a few days and says i can pick him up tomorrow because he has been treating it for about a week now. would that be safe ?? i dont want my two beautiful males to be infected with the white spots.
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Postby bumble » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:23 am

If the white spots are only on certain fins, then it is probably injuries, and these fade in time. If it is whitespot, then your fish would of succumbed to it quite some time ago. Try treating it with some melafix - it is a healing aid. If whitespot is a problem in your tank, then ensure that your water quality is within the advised params. Whitespot will only remain a problem if water quality is bad. Vitamins are also helpful in disease prevention.
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Postby OscarNewbie101 » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:32 am

hmm a waterchange and some ich treatment maybe? walmart sells QuiICK Cure i think.... doesnt the white spots eventually rupture and then the parasites can effectivley be treated only then? i could be wrong tho, can someone clearify this for me pleeeease :)
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Postby bumble » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:37 am

If you turn up the temp slightly to 82-84degrees F, that should solve an Ick problem. Chemical treatments are best avoided - they play with your water chemistry.
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Postby a.taylor » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:42 am

When my oscars had whitespot it started on their fins and remained there for 3 weeks while treating it.The drama was that I had a catfish in with them and because they have no scales I was only able to half dose the water.Anyway the whitespots then moved onto their bodies at which stage the catfish was found a new home and the dose was raised as well as the temp.For some reason my male only ever got 5 spots in total which cleared immediately after the catfish went but my female was infested for a further 2 weeks after.They are fighting fit now but it could have been worse if I hadnt sought advice sooner.I could be wrong about the diagnoses and photos would be real helpful but if your fish have white spots and I mean tiny pin head white spots then I would seek help.As for the oscar at the pet store as far as ive been told whitespot is not contagious and is always present in your water NO MATTER what the quality is like and will attach when they stress which as we all know causes low immune etc etc.Im only telling you what ive experienced so take what advice you feel you need to.Let us know how you go!!!!!!!!
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Postby Axiom » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:57 am

What kind of treatment for white spot is best, these spots look like fluffy cotton growths, it's now on his other fin please help
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Postby Axiom » Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:47 pm

I talked to one my buddies who own two oscars and he told me these white spots were a fungus, his fish had these about two months ago and he treated them with melafix and it worked great so I started treatment tonight thanks
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Postby oscarspankoz » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:57 am

Hello ,

We have a similar problem , milky white marks on under side of mouth and body , whitish transparent marks on lower fins . Does not appear to be a fungus . Appetite is more or less normal . Has had hole in head mostly gone now ( used Flagyl (Metronidazole) ) .

Some pictures ( fairly low res , from a phone camera ) : http://www.spankoz.org/oscar.htm

All advice appreciated .
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Postby Axiom » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:16 pm

I finished treating with melafix and Iv'e seen really no improvemet. I'm completely clueless on what this could be. I'm thinking about treating him with pimafix and melafix and see what happens. His fins look like there breaking off which has me very concerned, if anyone can diagnose this that would be great thanks
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Postby Tras » Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:17 pm

Can you produce a clear pic by chance?
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Postby Axiom » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:40 pm

I have no idea how to post a pic
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Postby Theobald Brooks » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:10 pm

Go here. http://imageshack.us/index3.php

Upload the pic.

It will give you the exact code to copy and paste here.
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