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Oscar with Bacterial pitting 2 months 4 weeks ago #71239

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Once an Oscar contracts hith or pitting, the chances of recurrence or seemingly never healing properly are far greater. You need to keep nitrate under10 at all times. I would go to a more aggressive water change schedule. Something along the lines of 75% every 2-3 days. I would also get a vitamin supplement in the diet. Boyds Vitachem or Seachem Nourish twice a week. I have had positive results with clean water and vitamins. Not to guarantee you will, but its a good possibility I think. Looking at your fish pics, were that my Oscar, daily water changes would be done, and keep doing until some progress is seen.
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Oscar with Bacterial pitting 2 months 4 weeks ago #71240

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This is an example of HITH

As you can see the holes with HITH always begin on the front of the head just above the eyes, and over time start to spread outwards. Only in severe cases will it reach past the gills near the back.

And here is an example of bacterial pitting

The holes start from the gill plates or from a previous wound.

In my case there were 0 holes near his head until well after the infection started and only now there is 1 hole on the front of his head. And considering he has never had any signs of HITH in the past, I seriously doubt this has anything to do with HITH.
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Oscar with Bacterial pitting 2 months 3 weeks ago #71264

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Hopefully that'll do the trick. Let us know how it goes.

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Oscar with Bacterial pitting 2 months 1 week ago #71306

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quick update:


I just completed the ciprofloxacin treatment a couple of days ago and things seem to be improving considerably. I have been trying to gets pictures for a further update but if I get within 10 feet of the tank the Oscar goes into full sulk mode. Guess the treatment gave him PTSD :darth: :P


Hopefully soon I will have a more extensive Update detailing the full ordeal.
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Oscar with Bacterial pitting 2 months 1 week ago #71309

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dlll wrote:
...I just completed the ciprofloxacin treatment a couple of days ago and things seem to be improving considerably....

What was the dosage and duration you used?
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Oscar with Bacterial pitting 2 months 5 days ago #71313

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beretta96 wrote:
dlll wrote:
...I just completed the ciprofloxacin treatment a couple of days ago and things seem to be improving considerably....

What was the dosage and duration you used?

500mg per 2 gallons of water for an hour a day, 7 days.
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