Oscar with open wound that won't heal
Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:49 PM
One of my oscars has a open wound that doesn't appear to be healing, possibly getting bigger The wound is on his head, just in front of his left eye between there and his nostril. At first I didn't think anything of it as you know how oscars are, always bumping into thinks and cutting themselves. Mine have always healed within a week but this wound just doesn't want to heal.
He is on a varied diet with excellent water conditions and a course of melafix. I'm going to start soaking their morning pellets in liquid vitamin.
Is there anything else I coud try to help promote healing or does anyone think this could be the start of HITH
Thanks in advance for your help
I'll try for some pics later
Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:53 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:03 PM
Wound is still there, not getting any bigger or any other signs of wounds. Doubt it is HITH now.
The wound looks pitted. Also, the eye next to the wound looks like popeye now.
Any advice on meds to treat this, think it could be a bacterial infection. Meafix doesn't seem to be having much on an effect. All other fish in the tank are fine.
I'll get a pic and post later today.
Thanks in advacne for your help
Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:14 PM
is he alone in the tank?
have you noticed any odd behavior from any of the other fish?
I would treat him in a separet tank if your not already doing so. I would also try primafix in conjuction to the melafix, they work great in combination and helps treat cotton-like fungal infections and internal and external bacterial infections.
I would try to treat without the use of chems when ever possible and stay up with 50% water changes every 2-3 days with a temp of around 80-82.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:34 AM
Tank is at 24c, water conditions are fine
He shares the tanks with another Oscar, one angel fish and a Plec. There is no change at all in his behaviour, plus he doesn't seem to be affected by it. He doesn't scratch or anything like that. Appitite is fine (shock!). All other fish in the yanks are fine and show no signs of any infection.
I thought Primafix is the same Melafix, both Tea Tree oil just at different concentrations.
I am trying to stay away from meds, but I'm now considering chemical warefare as it has been so long since the sore has been open.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 12:47 PM
Good Luck and keep me posted on his progress
Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:26 AM
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