Spot on Oscars Head

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1 week 2 days ago #414679 by Oscar_Meyer
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Alright so I just noticed today that my Oscar has a white spot on his head. I know that HITH is a horrible disease in Oscars and I just wanted to known if it was a problem. I do water changes weekly 30%. The Oscar is 4 inches. He white spot on his head almost looks like an indent so I don't know if he dashed and scraped on the filter tube or not but I'm just worried. I feel like an overprotective mother...

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1 week 2 days ago #414680 by Suprd71
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If its something that has just suddenly appeared, then its a scrape or bruise of sorts. Hith takes a longer time to develop. You don't mention tank size, but whatever it is, I would strongly recommend larger volume water changes. If a weekly change is what you do, then make it a 75%. The cleaner the water, the better the Oscar will do, injury or not. Very common for juvie Oscars to bang themselves up, so you will surely see this again. Another valid reason to keep water in optimal condition.


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1 week 2 days ago #414681 by Oscar_Meyer
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I have a 45gal tank. I plan on buying much larger in a couple of months. Also, I feel that my water is always clear, and extremely clean looking after I change, and between changes.

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1 week 1 day ago #414682 by Suprd71
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I wouldn't expect your water to be overly dangerous as far as toxin levels, but I would bet you would be surprised if you did a water test. Keep in mind that clear and clean looking water doesn't mean healthy water. You cant see nitrate, nitrite or ammonia. A 4in Oscar is still a messy fish and 45g is small volume. You should monitor your tank parameters using the API liquid test kit. Changing 75% at water change will greatly improve water quality. Oscar water cant be too clean or be changed too often


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