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He's been sittin at the bottom of the tank. Looks like his scales are in bad shape. He's been harrassed by my flowerhorn i just put in there monday. Since Im new to this, what is there to do for him? I put some stress coat in there but he may go out before then...

 

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Water change water change water change. Add a bubble wall, try not to stress him any more, and get rid of the FH. You can use aquarisol also, it'll help with his slime coat, you can also add some salt. One of those will help, but all will help alot.

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thanks man, im gonna guess that a bubble wall is something that seperates the fish using bubbles to detorate(sp) the other fish?? Remeber im new to all of this
 

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The bubble wall won't separate the fish, you'll have to remove the flowerhorn to a new tank. The bubble wall will just help the fish recover and soothe him. :) Kinda like a fish Jacuzzi :lol:
 

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haha, warned ya i was a newbie :lol:
 

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Would it be ok to take it out and and stick it into a 20g till it heals while i find a tank for the FH. The FH dont mess w the others, the Pacu's just knock him around 8)
 

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bout 5 inches. I took my oscar out an put him in a 10g with some antibiotics so he can heal up and get back to normal.
 

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Pet shop encouraged takin him out and puttin him in a 10 gallon so i could give him antibiotics.. dang im lost :oops:
 

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TFG and Splash are right...definitely best to keep him in his original tank and remove/relocate any aggressive tankmates.
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How would you successfuly medicate him in a tank with 5 other fish; and them not be affected??
 

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The medication we're recommending will not have any bad effect on the any fish.

Pet shops are worthless for good advice. Worthless.

I personally have over 20 years with cichlids and have bred oscars for many of those 20 years.

I know you're new to the site, but this oscar folder, on this site will give you some of the best advice about oscars you can find.
 

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So fishguy, should i put my oscar back into the tank w the other?? ANd perhaps take out the FH???
 

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How has the oscar responded to being moved to the ten?

It's a hard question to answer because they hate change so much. Moving him again may do even more damage. Here's the thing... When you remove a cichlid from the hierarchy of a cichlid tank everything changes in the tank. Same goes for when you add a cichlid to an established hierarchy. Everything changes drasticly when fish get moved around.

You'll have to use your own judgement on moving the oscar back. If you think he can handle it then try it. But even still, if the FH is giving you trouble then remove it ASAP

Always remove the fish causing trouble because no matter how many fish you remove he will still cause trouble, then you'll be down to one, the trouble maker.

Forgive if it's in the thread somewhere, but what size tank are we talking about?
What is the stock list?
What are the sizes of said stock list.

The more information you can give us the more we're able to help. Which was the main reason why I joined a forum. To help.
 

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The oscar is just laying at the bottom of the tank not moving much, he did eat a gold fish that was in there though.... :?

55 Gallon tank. 2 6" red pacu's(i know i need to get rid of these soon) 2 4-5" oscars 1 4" FH 2 4" algae eaters 1 2" blood parrot(son's Fish)

Would it be ok to take the FH out and put him into the 10g until i can get another tank for him??
 
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