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chelsea421
12-02-2007, 08:50 AM
I have a one year common type oscar that i have had for about two weeks and he is not eating anything. I have tried pellets, frozen blood worms, and feeder fish. He is now starting to lose color. Any ideas?

spudbuds
12-02-2007, 08:58 AM
What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)? Also, how big is the tank? Any tank mates?

BTW - Welcome to the forum! You've come to the right place for help.

chelsea421
12-02-2007, 09:49 AM
It is a 125 gallon tank, ammonia is 0, nitrites and nitrates are 0, ph is 7.8 and my water hardness is high. The heater is set at 78. His tank mates are small community fish (2 bala sharks, 2 peco, 1 kellie, and 3 goldfish)

Fishguy2727
12-02-2007, 03:21 PM
How are the nitrates 0?

How big is the oscar and the other fish?

Is he just hiding all the time?

cocoa_pleco
12-02-2007, 03:45 PM
is he small? if hes small he has to get used to his surroundings

gm72
12-02-2007, 03:48 PM
It is a 125 gallon tank, ammonia is 0, nitrites and nitrates are 0, ph is 7.8 and my water hardness is high. The heater is set at 78. His tank mates are small community fish (2 bala sharks, 2 peco, 1 kellie, and 3 goldfish)

Just as clarification, bala sharks are not small fish, they will grow to a little over a foot long. If the plecos are common they will grow well over a foot long. The goldfish, depending on the type, will also get very large and are coldwater fish whereas the rest are tropical.

Was this tank cycled? With those readings I can't imagine so. Is it planted?

OscarFan
12-04-2007, 01:26 AM
Do you know what the tank settings were of the place you got it from.Its not good for an Oscar to turn down a feeder.

kaianuanu
12-07-2007, 09:37 PM
my old oscars werent quik enough to catch feeders i trimmed the feeder's tail fin with sicsors to slow them down. try that

Incredulous_Ed
12-08-2007, 03:02 AM
How long has the tank been set up?