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This little guy I got from someone who herd I have a thing for oscars. He was in with another cichlid of some type and he got beat up. Aparently they got along for the first few days, then one morning they got up and he was beat up real bad. I just got him yeaterday here's a pic of him...My glass needs to be claaned...smudge marks :oops:




Right now I have Melafix and Pimafix in there...he's still eating, I hope he makes it.
 

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Oh yea, I forgot to add that it seems as if he has a slab of flesh peeling off...it's right down to the meat...I know the pics aren't that great, but you can kinda see it in the one pic :(
 

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good luck hope it heals up
 

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Thanks...last night a whole slab of flesh fell off him...he now looks like someone fillet him :(
if any more came off him, his little guts would be floating around. He is eating like crazy...and with oscars being such little gluttens , I know this is a good sign.
 

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I sure am...here's a pic of how that piece came off...and it shows just how deep it is.


He still eats lots though..I think the meds must be working, or he'd be dead by now, he doesn't sulk at all....
 

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If he's not sulking and eating then you're in good shape and he probably doesn't even know any better - just keep that thing from getting infected and you'll have yourself a big oscar with a big scar :D
 

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8) Good save!! As the others have & you have stated, Melafix (or Melafix/Pimafix combo) + a good diet will do wonders. Lots & lots of W/C's will also aid in the recovery. Good luck, "T"
 

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well, this little guy is comming around. I'm going to take some pics when i get a chance. The wound has gotten smaller and less painful looking.
Pimafix and Melafix had done wonders for this little one.
I'm gonna have to find a bigger tank for this little guy..he's only 2" right now...but a 55 will only last so long....and I'm sure no one would want an oscar that looks like him...I guess it's time to think of a name for this little bugger.
 

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As others have said he was in a **** of a boxing match, I vote Rocky Balboa. Post more pictures soon!!!
 

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Finally, here's an updated pic of this guy....he's healing up great!

I seem to have more luck helping fish that are injured than ones with parasites...I'm glad it worked out for this guy. :)
 

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Thank you :) his scar is still getting smaller, and he's still eating like crazy!
The kids decided to call him Gilbert...which is kinda funny cause there's a movie called "What's eating Gilbert Grape"....and we don't know what took a round out of this little guy :p
 
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