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Old 02-08-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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inflated scales??




anyone know what this is on my oscar???10 or 12 scales look like they are bubbles.
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wow, that is yucky! Great clear shot though. I wish I could help you, but I have no idea.
you might want to answer these questions though..
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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That really is a clear picture! It should make it alot easier to diagnose the problem. It looks to me like a few scales are missing. Perhaps your oscar scraped himself and the wound is healing.

The only other thing I can think of is early Lymphocystis, or Cauliflower Disease. It's a viral infection that produces fluid-filled, caulifower-shaped cysts (analogous to a wart). From what I've read, really clean water is the best treatment - reduces stress and allows the fish' immune system to better fight the virus.

Let's see what the others have to say.
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I have never seen that before. Definitely answer the Qs Meredith gave the link for.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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Very difficult to diagnose this. Knowing something about large cichlids, my first instinct would be to increase the water changing. It's amazing how improving the water quality can cause a rebound in health.
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