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I am not sure but it is nice to know your not just flushing it,,,contact a vets office and just tell them you need to know I am sure they will tell you, or if you have a Zoo around you call them they will hwlp you,,,Good Luck and sorry :( about your fish

Background on Oscar: He's 11 - 13 years old, and had a serious case of hole in the head disease, we treated it however believe that it has driven him crazy. When we walk by the tank he swims up and bashs his head on the tank cover, the sides, onto the bottom of his tank and is doing this many times an hour. This has just started happening yesterday. He has seriously injured himself and I believe he is in alot of pain, however since he is so big we do not know how to euthanize him. We have a blanket covering the side of his tank and this has helped keep him calm.

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If your fish is ill and you have tried treating it without any success, you can use clove oil to humanely euthanize the fish.


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Any large cichlid. An Oscar maybe


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If this happened to one of your fish it was probably the fishes swim bladder, not it's stomach that popped. This can be caused by swim bladder disease which is caused by several different bacteria and possibly a virus as well. All of the causes are not well understood. For that reason, this is a very difficult ailment to treat and is also often very contagious. Generally speaking, the best course of action is to remove any fish showing signs of the disease and humanely euthanize the fish. Signs of swim bladder disease include the fish not being able to swim normally, being very fat and it's scales sticking out like a pine cone. To humanely euthanize a fish place it in a little bit of aquarium water in a zip top baggie and place that in the freezer. The fish will go into a stupor like state before dying and not suffer.


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Oscar is a type of fish so he is a Oscar fish


How do you kill a sick fish humanely?

Flush it down the toilet... :}


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no green spotted puffers will kill even very large oscars


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Oscar fish may be eaten by bigger fish, including by bigger Oscar fish. If a mother Oscar senses a predatory threat nearby, she will hide her babies in her mouth to protect them.


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Often, it is because the fish is suffering from an incurable disease with a very poor quality of life.


How can you tell if an Oscar fish is pregnant?

their belly will swell up. if you look down over them, their abdomen will be large


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No because Oscar fish grow very large and the amount of water that the fish would need is way more than you could have for a turtle in captivity. Actually, I don't know of any fish that could live with a turtle in captivity, due to the amount of water they each need.


Can goldfish and Oscar fish live together?

no, oscar fish can be quite aggressive and will most likely eat the goldfish if the oscar fish is a big enough size.


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Oscar fish can be caught in the canals of Southern Florida.


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Oscar fishes breed is Oscar


What is the best way to euthanize a fish?

Flush it down the toilet. Or simply take it out of the water.


How do you euthanize a goldfish?

You cant but you can do other things to get rid of it bigger fish love goldfish


Do Oscars live in salt water or fresh water?

The fish most frequently referred to as the Oscar is Astronotus ocellatus. It is a freshwater cichlid. Oscars are predators that grow very large and eat anything, in quantity. If it fits into the Oscar's cavernous mouth, it will be eaten. They are not beginners' fish.


What type of fish can you breed Oscar fish with?

As far as I know, Oscars can not hybridize with other types of fish, so the answer is 'Other Oscar fish'.


Is it animal abuse to have a 6-inch Oscar fish in a 10-gallon tank?

Oscars are large and can be aggressive, their tank should provide at least 30 gallons of space per oscar, plus any space needed for any other fish. A minimum tank size of 40 gallons is recommended if you are keeping an Oscar. 10 gallon tanks are not for keeping large cichlids in. They are for keeping a few small tetras or other small fish. When it comes to Oscars and other similar fish, the minimum sized tank I would suggest is a 72" x 18" x 18" coupled up with a large power filter.


Shall you keep all Oscar fish in one tank?

If the tank is large enough. For rearing young Oscars a 50 gallon tank is about right for 5 fish.


Why is your new albino Oscar fish hiding from your black Oscar fish?

Not totally sure but if the black Oscar is bigger that could be the reason


How do you take care of an Oscar fish?

Large aquarium, plenty of food, well filtered, proper oxygenation, adequate housing.


Will your Oscar fish die in saltwater?

Yes. The oscar is a freshwater fish, and cannot tolerate saltwater.


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Where can I find the King Oscar Fish balls that were popular in retail stores ten years ago. They are made by King Oscar.


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Justin Roiland is the actor that plays the role of Oscar on Fish Hooks


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