View Full Version : Long Finned Oscars

07-28-2007, 08:52 PM
Found this pic on google and it blew me away.
Is this a normal long finned Oscar?
Its amazing. I'd die to have one.


If you have one please share a pic. lol:1luvu:

07-28-2007, 09:23 PM
I don't see a pic on this post?

07-28-2007, 09:54 PM
aww it worked earlier.

try again.


if the pic doesn't show use the link...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photopost/data/534/medium/4158oscarsss.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photopost/showphoto.php%3Fphoto%3D2491%26cat%3Dall&h=198&w=300&sz=36&hl=en&start=0&um=1&tbnid=ml0YMESqZiej4M:&tbnh=89&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlong%2Bfinned%2Boscar%26svnum%3D10%26 um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

07-29-2007, 12:19 AM
That is a longfin variety. I personally think they are not attractive at all, even this one. Some LFSs will get them in occasionally.

07-29-2007, 12:28 AM
Poor fish!

07-29-2007, 12:34 AM
Poor fish?...check out some of the very high end goldfish and you will see fish that always look to be in distress. I personally do not like longfins because I don't think they look right at all, but they do not usually seem to be in any discomfort because of it, like some goldfish.

07-29-2007, 12:35 AM
Yeah, im not a fan of them either. Too goofy looking for my tastes anyway.

07-29-2007, 01:16 AM
Freakshow to my eyes. Not attractive at all, but tastes are tastes.

07-29-2007, 03:01 AM
Freakshow to my eyes. Not attractive at all, but tastes are tastes.

I think it looks like some freaky deep sea fish. I dunno I think it'd be a stunning sight.

08-01-2007, 10:13 PM
i've had two long fin albino oscars die on me in the past 6 weeks. other oscars and fish are fine. seem to be very fragile. although i really think they are beautiful fish, i will not get another.

09-11-2007, 10:16 AM
I love Oscars, but these long finned ones don't seem to look so healthy.

09-11-2007, 10:44 AM
Oscar with a mullet anyone?

09-11-2007, 10:46 AM
There's some evidense that man made long-finned varietes of fish live shorter lives having to work so hard to propel themselves. A shame, that.


09-11-2007, 02:00 PM
ive seen a few healthy long fins, but variations can screw up species

09-13-2007, 06:25 PM
I've seen some long finned oscars that I liked and some that I didn't....but if I found one I liked and I had the room I'd get it.
Of course I like fish that most people don't like, for example, blood parrots, and even those goldfish Dave talked about. One of the tanks I wanted to have someday would have bubble-eyed goldfish in it. :9:

09-13-2007, 08:39 PM
lol, i love celestial goldfish! i had one but he was the one that got trapped under the decoration and got found dead 3 months later. sad thing is they die from starvation lots since they cant see the food with their eyes on top of their head

09-13-2007, 10:28 PM
Then I would hand feed them! :1luvu:

09-13-2007, 10:48 PM
no offence to anyone but.....i think that the long finned oscars are ugly. I don't know about you but i find them ugly and not attractive. But i like the normal albino oscar.

09-14-2007, 01:39 AM
i agree with squirt, variations are getting too drastic. if we keep varying some species were gonna have some whack animals (like my betta with the messed up gill from variations)

09-14-2007, 12:35 PM
There are always going to be defects and they don't have to come from 'variations'. Random genetics will provide us with some of those. The problem is selective breeding for certain characteristics requires us to not breed for hardiness. In order to get different breeds you need to bring out certain genetic characteristics, which frequently means inbreeding offspring back to their parents to get pure breeding mutants (yes mutant, if it is not the wild type it is a mutant). When you are breeding for solid black, long fins, a round body, or any of the MANY other things you can breed for, you are cutting down genetic variation in that breed, which is what increases the chances of defects.