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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 1 month 11 hours ago #72401

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What test kit are you using? You shouldn't be reading 0's across the board. Something is wrong there.
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 4 weeks 1 day ago #72404

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I've been using the API Freshwater Test Kit. It's not even 2 years old and has been giving these readings for as long as I know.

The damaged fin has healed incredibly fast! The constant water changes and good diet helped, i think.

Pics this weekend.
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 4 weeks 1 day ago #72405

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Okay here's the picture of his newly healed fin. www.instagram.com/p/BqQk8OAgwPV/?utm_sou...b_button_share_sheet

Also, the second picture shows a head injury he just got last night, AGAIN.

Any ideas for replacement ornaments?
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 4 weeks 5 hours ago #72406

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It's normal for Oscars to get injured once and a while, they're just a real clumsy fish. If it bothers you or you think it is happening to often try adding "soft" ornaments like plastic plants, these are some good ones.

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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 4 weeks 1 hour ago #72407

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Thanks, I'm going to check out some similar ornaments at the LFS sometime soon.

Are the ones you showed weighted well? I've had "weighted" plants before and the O will dig them up and let them float about.

The real reason he's been getting hurt so much is because he's getting too big for the tank. I've accepted the fact that he won't grow to 'fit the tank' like I've been told in the past. So now that sales will be coming out, I'll be looking for what Northstar recommended earlier.
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 3 weeks 5 days ago #72408

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Well, I found a tank that would work, but of course I've run into more problems.

I don't think a 49 gallon and a 93 gallon+wet dry and canisters will be light enough in one room. Both tanks would be on the same 2-3 studs...

How quickly can I cycle a tank? How?

I think one of the only ways out of this situation is to move the fish to a smaller tank on the other side of the room. Then, empty the 49 and install the 93 and begin cycling it. Although I think the stress on the fish might be too much?.

The quicker I can cycle the new tank, the less time the fish is in the small/temporary tank. That's what I'm getting at anyways.

Unless, of course, any of you can find out how I can do this easier.

Thanks.
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 3 weeks 4 days ago #72409

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Can you elaborate a bit more? Are you moving one fish? Or all fish to the new tank? What filters do you have running now?
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 3 weeks 4 days ago #72410

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If your tank is already cycled you can put the Oscar in a temporary holding tank and empty the 49 out, and when you put in the 90 gallon tank just put all the substrate in and run the canister filter. Since the canister filter and sand already has beneficial bacteria on it, your new tank will be ready to go. If you can use the water already in the 49 and put it in the 90, that would be even better.

Is it just a standard 90 gallon tank 48" x 18" x 30"?

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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 3 weeks 4 days ago #72411

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I'm moving my 1 oscar. The 49 gallon is running an fx4 and a marineland c-220. The heavy custom stand doesn't really help with the weight.

I also have a 5 gallon with the one feeder fish that won't die, but he's staying where he is.
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(URGENT) Oscar Needs Help 3 weeks 4 days ago #72412

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Sorry aquamoo, you.caught me offgaurd.

How long would that take to.cycle? No.cycling needed?

What size holding tank do you recommend?

And, sorry about all these questions, how should I take the large fish out with minimum stress?


The tank has some odd dimensions. But It's better than what the oscars in now.
I came to notice most rectangular aquariums were longer and taller than width. Which is why I assume the 120 was recommended.
Sadly, I couldn't find one nearby with a decent price. So now the best bet seems to be a cube-like tank. It's 30x30x24in. This gives that width that so many tanks lack. Plus the tank is cheap for its type and has holes.for my planned.wet dry. A longer tank would help, but if no other deals show up I'll probably.stick with it

Btw: sorry for terrible.grammar and random periods. I'm not good with this touch screen typing.
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