3 Holes In My Oscars Top Fin

scott k

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I have a 2 red tiger oscars both about 5" in length, a few week ago i noticed one had a couple of pin sized holes in its top fin these holes have since grown bigger.I have also noticed a third hole coming through again pin sized for now, i have ruled out fin rot as they are very tidy looking holes with no white edgges it just looks as though someone has pushed a needle straight through the fin. Can anyone help me with this as it is looking unsightly on what was a stunning fish


ammonia 0

nitrite 0

nitrate 0.5



300 litres
 

Nick G

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Hi Scott, could you possibly post a picture? It'll be hard to help out without one.
 
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I have tried to post a picture but the holes are not big enough to show up through the haze off the glass
 

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Ok, he may just have nicked the fin on something. As long as the water conditions are good then holes in fins should heal up fine without any additional treatment.
 

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Good morning,

I agree with Nick. Keeping your water pristine should be all that's needed. You may keep an eye out for secondary infections.

Ken
 
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