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Khris DeCapua

Lives in South Carolina, United States
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Can anybody help with me? My Oscar is twitching.
AD Admin
Hey Khris, Can you give any more details on the situation with your Oscar? How are the water parameters, how long has the Oscar been in the current tank, how long has he been twitching, etc.
Khris DeCapua
My ammonia was high so i put ammonia lock into the tank. pH was good 7.0. My was phosphate 5.0 so i added API pond zyme sludge destroyer. My nitrate level was good. They have been in the tank for 2 weeks. He has been twitching for about an hour off and on.
Bryan
I have kept Oscars for close to 30 years, when I see an Oscar twitching or swimming erratically it is usually a swim bladder, internal parasites or really bad water quality...ie ammonia present of very high nitrates. Have you tested your water? What size tank and what filtration are you using
Khris DeCapua
The ammonia was high but i put in the proper amount ammonia lock, the nitrates were at the high side but not over .50. I just tested today bc i did a water change yesterday. 75 gallon and a sunsun 303b. On the filter i put in the proper media instead of just the used pads it came with.
Bryan
Any ammonia present in the tank will do it, basically his gills are burning from the ammonia. Do 50% partial water changes until you get the ammonia under control. Add some bottled bacteria to get your biological filter going.
AD Admin
OK, ammonia is definitely the problem. The ammo lock you added will chemically neutralize the ammonia present. I agree with Bryan that you will wan to do big daily water changes until you get your biological filter working fully. the pond zyme should certainly help in kick starting your bio-filter m...View More
Khris DeCapua
okay i will do that I added the bacteria and now i am going to test for ammonia bc its has been awhile to see if the ammonia lock is working. I just want to thank AD Admin and Bryan for the help.
AD Admin
No problem, I am glad you posted, looking forward to seeing some pics of your healthy and happy Oscar fish once you get everything sorted out!
Jay
That background in your profile picture is sweet! Is that your tank?
Khris DeCapua
I wish but no its not I might do something like that when I get my new tank.
Jay
What size is your new tank going to be? I am thinking about putting in a background from Universal Rocks when I setup my 360 gallon. My pbass are getting too large for the 220 they are in now
Khris DeCapua
75 gallon I just got it about a month ago . I'm upgrading to a 300-400 gallon tank. I bet your pbass is pretty cool! I will have to check out universal rocks.
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