Is This A Disease? Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Sambit, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Sambit

    SambitNew MemberMember

    Messages:
    22
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1
    Hello,

    A week ago i got these oscar fishes from someone who did not want them. Like 2-3 days ago, i saw some white spots on their Pectoral fins and some on their caudal fin. Is this a disease? If yes then what is it? and how to treat it?

    P.S i have not notice any behavior changes till now.They are very much active. IMG20190819094950.IMG20190819094925.IMG20190819094856.

    Thx
     
  2. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Messages:
    3,026
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Rhode Island, USA
    Ratings:
    +1,435
    Experience:
    5 to 10 years
    Can’t see much on the fins but they’re both emaciated and look to be stunted. I would do heavy water changes and feed a high protein diet of shrimp or krill to get their weight up.
     
  3. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Messages:
    14,121
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Ratings:
    +3,202
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    It looks like there are some spots on the body also, so it looks like they have ich. There are a couple of ways of treating ich.
    1) Use a med such as Tetra LifeGuard which I have used to successfully treat ich in the past
    2) Slowly raise the tank temperature to 86 degrees. Keep it at 86 degrees for two full weeks. Do daily gravel vacuuming's to remove the ich spore from the substrate. After 2 weeks slowly lower the tank temp to where you normally keep it.

    Best of luck!
     
Loading...








Become a Fishlore Member