Sister in law had the Oscar for six years and decided to get rid of him when she remodeled her house. Unfortunately he went through two moves and some abuse from other fish before we found out and asked if we could have him. There was no time to give the tanks water any cycling because he came with the empty tank and was transfered in a a plastic tote. We did the best we could to hurry up and set everything up for him and get him in the water. He seemed fine untill the second week when we noticed the ich. After we started treating for ich is when we noticed the fungus(white/gray matter on his body). We then started treating him for that also. The pictures don't really show everything that well. Sorry it took so long to reply, I'm new @ this.Welcome to FishLore!!
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How is it your Oscar is 6 years old, but the tank is only 3 1/2 weeks old?
When fish get sick, the forst thing to check are the water conditions.
What are the readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
Can you post a picture?
Edit: Your two threads have been merged.
Thanks for clarifying some questions.
They came through fine.I don't know if the pics came through or not, Please reply, thanks.
getting either the prime or amquel+ is a must to help him with the tank cycling....as well as it will make him feel much better....also, soaking all his food in some fresh garlic juice, will entice his eating and help his immune system ....good luck with him he really is a nice looking fish!Thanks so much for all of your advice! We did the water change and I vacumed the gravel. We'll hold off on more meds and just monitor him for a while. Thanks again!