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Old 11-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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sick oscar

I just got this guy from pet smart on Saturday and he looked alright when I bought him. When I put him in the tank he got discolored and has been acting very weird ever since. The discoloring has gotten a lot worse and he doesn't look like he's doing well at all. The parameters are fine. What is this?
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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It looks to me like he doesn't like something in the tank. Mine even at 8 inches gets that color like that and will just lay on his side then go out and become a cribs again after an hour.

I don't know from what I see it doesn't look sick?

Except for the very last pic something looks strand there but I don't know what it is.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what those white spots arr
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #4
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I can't tell if that's ich or not can you get any better pics?
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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There's a possibility you purchased a sick fish and now he's swimming in your tank.

You could try taking the fish back for an exchange or credit. Might have to bring in a sample of tank water (w/test results for their convenience).

Would certainly be nice to identify the problem so you can deal with your tank.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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Might do that. Thanks! Petsmart would actually test your water??
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Petsmart would actually test your water??
I'm pretty sure Petsmart has a fish return policy and would likely give you a store credit or exchange. Chances are if you take water in they probably won't test it but if you don't they will ask for it.
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