Oscar constipated with what looks like fish bone

trentonevans

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My oscar looks to be constipated with a fish bone stuck coming out. It looks solid as it doesn’t move in the water or anything he isn’t really moving from one spot.
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A201

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The object is likely a Camallanus worm. There are several different dewormer meds available.
 

jkkgron2

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A201 said:
The object is likely a Camallanus worm. There are several different dewormer meds available.
I’m currently dealing with Camallanus worms and they don’t seem to get that big. Are there different strains that get larger?
 

A201

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Yeah, that thing might be a little too long for a camallanus worm. Maybe a tapeworm?
 
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trentonevans

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it seems to be gone now but he still looks a little bloated. Do you think i should try medication for him?
 

jkkgron2

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trentonevans said:
it seems to be gone now but he still looks a little bloated. Do you think i should try medication for him?
You could try using a med like API general cure which treats parasites. Levamisole is also a good one and treats more parasites (I think?) including a few like camallanus worms that general cure doesn’t.
 
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