is this hole in the head on my oscar fish?

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he’s acting fine and eating and everything i have a albino also which i notice the same thing i was wondering what is was

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They look like old, healed scars. My oscar is in with an arowana that gets a little violent when feeding time comes around. He's not the smartest fish so the oscar gets in his way and tends to get a little injured. After the wounds heal, they look just like that.
 

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Probably the beginning of Hole in the head disease. There’s no cures, just keep it healthy. To slow the process
 
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They look like old, healed scars. My oscar is in with an arowana that gets a little violent when feeding time comes around. He's not the smartest fish so the oscar gets in his way and tends to get a little injured. After the wounds heal, they look just like that.
yea they do fight sometimes especially when there breeding
 
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yea they do fight sometimes especially when there breeding
Id say just battle scars, especially since the tank looks well taken care of and since they're a breeding pair they should be very healthy. Normal for oscars to be a little aggressive so I wouldnt worry, just keep doing whatever youre doing
 
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ok so just keep doing weekly water changes and feed him healthy
Id say just battle scars, especially since the tank looks well taken care of and since they're a breeding pair they should be very healthy. Normal for oscars to be a little aggressive so I wouldnt worry, just keep doing whatever youre doing
what do you feed your oscars?
 
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because i feed mine hikari pellets and raw shrimp and they still eat the hikari pellets but seems to be getting bored of them but they love the shrimp
 

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Keep feeding whatever theyre already eating, the wounds are already healed so theres no risk of infection or anything like that. Just let them be and watch for aggression, maybe provide some more tank decor so they can get away from each other if need be
 

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I feed raw shrimp, leftover cockroaches from my geckos, crickets, mealworms, bloodworms, predator pellets, and color enhancement pellets to the whole tank which is oscar, blood parrots, red sevrum, and the arowana. Seems to work very well, whenever the oscar gets injured it looks like that within 3-4 days
 
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I believe those are just sensory pits. They are very commonly mistaken for HITH in oscars. With HITH it will be a deeper hole, and more white/gray in color. I wouldn't be worried IMO, but look up the sensory pits to be sure.
 
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I feed raw shrimp, leftover cockroaches from my geckos, crickets, mealworms, bloodworms, predator pellets, and color enhancement pellets to the whole tank which is oscar, blood parrots, red sevrum, and the arowana. Seems to work very well, whenever the oscar gets injured it looks like that within 3-4 days
what type of arowana do you have and what size tank sounds like a fun tank
 
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I feed raw shrimp, leftover cockroaches from my geckos, crickets, mealworms, bloodworms, predator pellets, and color enhancement pellets to the whole tank which is oscar, blood parrots, red sevrum, and the arowana. Seems to work very well, whenever the oscar gets injured it looks like that within 3-4 days
what type of arowana do you have and what size tank sounds like a fun tank
 

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Does not look like hole in the head to me. I had an oscar get it 1 time and it was nasty and happened pretty quick!
 
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