I have an Oscar breed fish that has some strange white discoloration on his tail. I have pictures of it. Could you look at this and tell me what it could be and how to treat it? There is not a vet in this area that treats fish.
The area in question is white. The area where the base of his tail fin meets his body is normally orange and black. In the pictures, if you notice he is white/fuzzy in that area now. I can best explain it as it looks like he either has a fuzzy fungus (or something) or his slime coat is peeling in that area (looks like a persons skin when it peels after a sunburn) I can't see his scales in the affected area maybe they are gone? To answer you questions directly...
1.) They look a little bumpy and are peeling little bit at the joint of his tail fin and body on the left side only.
2.) No he has not been rubbing on anything in the tank.
3.) His behavior has been normal, but the past 2 days he has not eaten, but this morning he ate the food then immediately spit it out, as of about 15 minutes ago he ate his food for the first time in a few days.
4.) Best I've noticed the area appeared suddenly (I just noticed it today).
Thanks for the reply. I am trying a salt dose right now ever since we spoke. I am giving him a 3/4 dose of salt, since I read that my 2 Plecos are sensitive to salt. I also have been doing 10% water changes everyday in case I had some water quality issues. The spot on his tail hasn't got any worse. I would say that it is either the same or a little better.