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Old 10-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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PLEASE HELP!! Oscar has faded scales!

I just noticed right now that my oscars scales are fading. Can someone please tell me what is happening?

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Either your oscar is growing, his mood is changing, or there is something wrong with the water parameters.

Using a liquid test kit, what are the readings for

ammonia
nitrites
nitrates
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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I put in 4 skate rocks from my backyard a couple days ago. I boiled them and then put them in. I read that is might not be good and can change PH level. Do you think that did it?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Slate rocks***
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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Could be! Check your levels ASAP!
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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Could be he's stressed
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Slate will not change the pH.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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The pH was 7.2, the nitrate was 40, and the ammonia was over 8.0. Is all this good or bad, and could this be the reason why my fish is like this.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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I also read a little about this and t said something about fish turbuculosis... Could that be it?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #10
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Your ammonia should be zero in a cycled tank, considering you have nitrates. You need to do a couple of big water changes, like two 75% water changes back to back. Then 50% everyday until you get the ammonia down to 0 ppm.

What water conditioner are you using?

Did you just change something in your filters?

Did you just add new fish?

Are you sure you did the ammonia test correctly?
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