Oscar has possible sore

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Have you tested your water?
Yes
If yes, what is your ammonia?
0
If yes, what is your nitrite?
0
If yes, what is your nitrate?
0
If I did not test my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be asked to do a test, and that water tests are critical for solving freshwater health problems.
Do you do water changes?
Yes
What percentage of water do you change?
21-30%
How frequently do you change your water?
Every two weeks
If I do not change my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be recommended to do a water change, and water changes are critical for preventing future freshwater health problems.
My oscar got this weird looking bump that looks like a possible sore a few weeks ago. Not sure what it is, can you guys please help me. Ive done two water changes since a few weeks ago,no ammonia, nor nitrate or nitrite. I keep his 90 gallon spotless, Nothing helped.

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Looks like an injury that could have gotten infected.
You may have to treat with antibiotics, but I’d first suggest keeping the water much cleaner than it is. 20-30% water changes every other week on any Oscar tank is not going to be enough to keep it clean.
 
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Looks like an injury that could have gotten infected.
You may have to treat with antibiotics, but I’d first suggest keeping the water much cleaner than it is. 20-30% water changes every other week on any Oscar tank is not going to be enough to keep it clean.
Okay, maybe 20-30 % twice a week enough? Where can i get antibiotics? Petstore or vet?
 

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Actually, come to think of it, he was biting his heater a bunch of times out of agitation, i think his heater was in a spot where he didnt like in the front corner of the tank so i moved it. He seems better now. I bet he burned it. That makes sense
 

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Kind of looks like a spot from rubbing against glass. Could be from a heater too.
 

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So treat with antibiotics? Do you think it’s infected?
Clean water and make sure it’s eating. If it’s getting worse then yes.
 
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How often shall i do water changes? Ill start doing weekly from bi weekly normally but should i do every fews days for awhile and see if it gets better?
 

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His eating has slowed down alot, hes only eating when he’s completely starving and when he does eat its usually a few pellets then stops. Wont touch his crickets or meal worms which he always devours
 

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It seems to be getting a lil better over the past couple days because this morning he ate about 15 pellets and yesterday he ate about 19.
 
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