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10-30-2007, 10:38 PM
Since i have brought my new oscar home, he seems to be very very light sometimes, and sometimes pitch black which looks cool. I did a little water change today. Is everything ok?

10-30-2007, 11:06 PM
white usually means stress, and dark black means hes happy

10-30-2007, 11:07 PM
the water is clean, so i dont get why he would be stressed out. He's eating well, and swimming. Im not sure.

10-30-2007, 11:11 PM
its probably because of a new environment

10-30-2007, 11:15 PM
hope so, he is "aggressive" when them flakes hit the water. so he is eating well. but sometimes he just lays on the gravel.

10-31-2007, 12:14 AM
When my fish are startled they turn pale but when feeding they turn so dark and beautiful, they also some what communicate with there color.

10-31-2007, 12:21 AM
The oscar in my 75 changes colors with mood. During and after feedings his black fades out to a dark green.

If yours is acting fine then just leave it be and see how he settles in.

Any pictures?

10-31-2007, 01:04 AM
he turns like a light grey color instead of his dark black. I mean this is what he does.. Remember, hes like 2 inches so hes still a baby. He lays on the gravel, not breathing real hard, when i feed him he goes right after the flakes/pellets. swims around a little bit for most of the day, sit on the gravel, behind a plant or something or in his pots. Is this normal for baby oscars? to be laying on the gravel? He seems active, especially feeding time.

10-31-2007, 01:06 AM
oscars sometimes just lay for a "rest". mine does that sometimes. if hes on his side most of the time thats something to worry about. mine just gently lays on his stomach

10-31-2007, 01:20 AM
Well hes just a little tilted sometimes, looking around the tank. He isnt completely on his side, just tilted slightly on his side.

He's going to be just fine, and i wont be asking any more questions.