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Old 01-08-2019, 10:13 PM   #1
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Unhealthy Veil tail Oscar please help!

Hello I have recently purchased a veil tale and I notice itís find didnít look to well but I figured they may grow back can someone help me figure out what is wrong with the Oscar as well as if it can regrow. My tank doesnít have too many bullyís so I donít think itís from fish nibbles. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:02 AM   #2
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What other fish are in there with him?

What does your ammonia, nitrite and nitrates test out at?
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Hi king fisher thanks for responding I have jack dempsey convict and catfish the ammonia is low I suspect it may be fun rot there is a white sort of thing on the edge of its fins but I donít know and wanted to get other opinions
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:56 AM   #4
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It looks like fin rot could be setting in. Im wondering how the fins were damaged. Convicts and Jack Dempsey's are aggressive Cichlids. If it were ammonia I'd think some or all of your other fish would have fin damage. Convicts are known to fin nip.

If you got a quarantine tank I'd put him in there and treat with aquarium salt. If you don't you can dose the entire main tank with aquarium salt. I'd at least put a divider in the main tank and keep him in solitary confinement. The problem still exists that more than likely he's being fin nipped. So you will have to pay close attention to your fish and find out who the culprit is.
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Ok thanks
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:09 PM   #6
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I would definitely agree. Cichlids are so aggressive. If you have a pair they will most definitely be you offenders. Beautiful Oscar!!! You could also do a methylene blue dip for him as well as the salt. It looks fungal to me. I have delt with so much fin rot with betta fish. Infact that is how I own 35 of them now. I'm a bleeding heart for sick, sad looking fish. Kordon rapid-cure ich disease treatment would also help him. It take care of more than ich. Which he is highly susceptible to.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:30 PM   #7
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The more I think about this the more I feel your fish has bacterial fin rot. Here's a few medications you can try......

https://aqualabaquaria.com/products/...ation-fish-vet

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I treated the tank with fin rot meds and the Oscar is much better
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Awesome. I'm glad to hear that.
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With that type of substrate you will be battling water quality uphill, in the snow, on a slip and slide, getting sprayed with a fire hose and getting chased by a doberman that shoots bees from its mouth.
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