Oscar Acts Scared

Discussion in 'Oscars' started by Slmchowchow, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Slmchowchow

    SlmchowchowNew MemberMember

    Just lately everytime I walk by my oscar's tank he acts like he is spooked. He will splash water and hit the glass, any ideas as to why? 20180318_135723.jpg20180318_135740.jpg
  2. CaptAnnDuchow

    CaptAnnDuchowWell Known MemberMember

    Have you changed anything in his tank?
  3. Magicpenny75

    Magicpenny75Well Known MemberMember

    Is he feeling okay? Hard to tell from the photo whether those are just part of his coloration or if he has some erosion on his head. Is he eating? Is his water okay?
  4. Aqua Hands

    Aqua HandsWell Known MemberMember


    What is the water volume of the tank?
    How long has the tank been running?
    Does it have a filter?
    Does it have a heater?
    What is the water temperature?
    What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)

    How often do you change the water?
    How much of the water do you change?
    What do you use to treat your water?
    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?

    *Parameters - Very Important
    Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
    What do you use to test the water?
    What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.


    How often do you feed your fish?
    How much do you feed your fish?
    What brand of food do you feed your fish?
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods?

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish?
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
    Have you started any treatment for the illness?
    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?

    Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
  5. Smalltownfishfriend

    SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    His tank looks very bare. If that is where he normally is I would give him some rocks, plants driftwood ECT to make him feel more secure!
  6. Aqua Hands

    Aqua HandsWell Known MemberMember

    Could it possibly be Hole in the head diease?
  7. OP

    SlmchowchowNew MemberMember

    He had that at one point, but not now.
  8. Dawn Michele

    Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

    Hi. He definitely needs more decor in his tank to make him feel more secure. We need more information on his tank size and water parameters.