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Bassfan
02-09-2008, 11:34 PM
Well i got the little guy today, after an hour drive and he has settled in and is swimming around checkin out the tank and chasing the bubbles up and down.

Bassfan
02-09-2008, 11:36 PM
Also, he turns pretty dark with his orange colors showing a lot more. Hes pretty neat.

Im going to get a better picture.

shalafi04
02-09-2008, 11:37 PM
very scary. im intimidated by Oscars. they're so vicious looking lol but he is adorable. :) Im sure he'll settle right in and love it!

Bassfan
02-09-2008, 11:49 PM
All this oscar does is swim, swim, and chase the bubbles up and down lol. hes cool.

Arkie
02-09-2008, 11:59 PM
congrats on getting your oscar... finally lol
i think your pleco is a sailfin, mine looks exactly like that. those tan bandings that he has will dissappear when he settles in a bit more, but will come back whenever he is scared or stressed. congrats again:thumb:

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 12:01 AM
Thanks arkie, and he was actually that color in the place i got him. So i dont think its a sailfin. But i could be wrong.

Arkie
02-10-2008, 12:17 AM
lol i just looked at your pleco photo again, my 5 yr old saw it and is quite certain its the same as our "Mr Pleco" i wasnt going to argue with her. someone else on here could probly id it better than me anyways thumbs2:

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 12:18 AM
Lol ill take your word on it. Hes still pretty neat though.

Arkie
02-10-2008, 12:21 AM
what are you going to feed him? id suggest lots of vegies, theyre like pleco steroids :thumb:

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 12:29 AM
Im not sure lol, i was going to get some algae wafers.

Arkie
02-10-2008, 12:33 AM
id still get those bud, just feed some sort of vegtable once or twice a week.

shockshockshad
02-10-2008, 12:37 AM
Good luck with the oscar and pleco! BTW, what size tank is this again? I heard before, but I forgot lol.

Arkie
02-10-2008, 12:41 AM
55 gallon yeah?

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 12:54 AM
yep, 55 gallon.

jbeining75
02-10-2008, 05:37 AM
nice oscar budman........

Fishguy2727
02-10-2008, 02:09 PM
The light background will darken up and match the rest of the background. Most likely the NLS will bring that pale peach/orange up to a bright orange, amyeb almost orange-red. Nice pattern.

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 03:38 PM
Is it normal that my oscar, soon as i put him in the tank, hasnt stopped swimming? Lol, he hasnt sulked or anything, he realls enjoys swimming in the back with the bubbles and goes through them. This fish is very happy im thinking.

Fishguy2727
02-10-2008, 04:10 PM
Sounds good. Has he darkened up at all yet?

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 04:15 PM
A little, he still has the tan but sometimes hes all dark. I guess its a mood thing.

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 04:31 PM
Oh, and it seems like he rather swim and have fun than eat lol. Should i give him some time?

Ocellatus
02-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Congrats bud! he has very nice pattern.
but if hes swiming up and down toward a glass very fast and without paying attention to the environment, hes prolly scared badly. young oscars do that when theyr under a hard stress, they want to scape.
give him time to settle in. also turning off tank lights hepls, room light is enough.

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 04:53 PM
blu its not like that at all man, he just likes swimming up and down with the bubbles. He just likes swimming and checking out his tank. When you walk near the tank he doesnt hide which is cool. But today he really likes swimming in the back near the bubbles and weaves through the filters lol. It looks normal.

Ocellatus
02-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Good, its alright then.

OscarFan
02-10-2008, 05:05 PM
nice looking Oscar

Bassfan
02-10-2008, 05:09 PM
Thanks.. Ill get a better picture of him later.

Incredulous_Ed
02-11-2008, 07:44 PM
I cant see the pic

Tooch
02-11-2008, 07:49 PM
Congrats on the Oscar! I can't see any pix though. You'll love him. I've had my Oscar, Bill, for about a year and a half now. He's roughly 10-12". My favorite fish!

Bassfan
02-11-2008, 09:53 PM
Ill try to get a better one later.

Bassfan
02-13-2008, 08:23 PM
But yeah, he really likes his new food.

NickFish
02-13-2008, 08:26 PM
very nice oscar bud, great colors!

Bassfan
02-13-2008, 08:57 PM
thanks. I really like his color.

jbeining75
02-13-2008, 08:58 PM
How is your Oscar doing budman????

Bassfan
02-13-2008, 09:08 PM
doing great. he didnt eat the hikari gold medium and mini pellets, he didnt eat the flakes.. so i tried the NLS and he ate them very quickly and ate 3-4 of them. I guess he knows good quality food lol.

jbeining75
02-13-2008, 09:10 PM
Yeah just mix em up to keep him happy.... Give him a treat every now and again.... Did you read Hobbs post about NLS on her BP's. Both lost significant color after using it. I threw mine away and went back to Hikari Bio-Gold.....

Bassfan
02-13-2008, 09:19 PM
Yeah but thats 1 person with bad luck with it, and a different type of fish.