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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:27 pm Post subject: Oscar illness.... Is she really sick??
I have a 5 feet tank (112 Gallons).
1 albino oscar (6")
1 tiger oscar (4")
1 green terror (5")
2 raphael cat fish
I got the tiger recently and it adjusted really well to the tank.
It was eating and swimming around really well.
After a week, it developed ick. I added salt to the main tank and increased the temp.
Things seemed to be back to normal.
Later it developed symptoms of parasites. Was not eating and having white stringy poop.
So, I shifted it to small QT tank, increased temp and started treating with Metrogyl.
This has been going for 3 days.
Now, I dont see any white poop.
But still it is not eating.
Keeps sitting in one corner.
Its tail keeps twitching / shivering for few seconds from time to time.
So, I am not sure if it is still ill.
Is the tail twitching some sort of mating behavior??? (It seems to be female and the albino seems to be male.)
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:52 am Post subject: Re: Oscar illness.... Is she really sick??
A 112 gallon tank, and you have no quarantine procedure? New fish must be quarantined for at least 8 days. Only fish which have been purchased from a very very reliable source, where fish have been visibly healthy for ages may be introduced without quarantine, and then too, mostly not.
Ich in the main tank will be sure to affect the other fish.
Also, the white poop has been explained a lot in this forum. Please use the search function.
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