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    Quote Originally Posted by gamelovers11223 View Post
    No plants for oscars! Unless you want to witness plants being torn to pieces.
    Your oscar is just bored, the only way to entertain himself is attack glass or whatever he sees through it. Mine did same thing when it was by itself in a 55g. Now he's with neighbours and has buddies to swim and play with in a 210g.
    Get him some company, another Oscar similar size would be ideal. They'd sometimes fight and that's ok, it's in their nature.
    I would disagree seeing as though this is only a 75g tank. I think a second oscar would stop the fish from attacking the glass, but only because they are fighting or stressed from the other oscar

    I'd try covering the glass to (just temp) to see if that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    I do not believe that fish can see their reflection in the glass. Stick your head in the tank and you will not see your own reflection - you will only see out of the tank. You only see a reflection when looking from the front through to the side (two panes of glass, as others have pointed out already). This is a very common misconception with tanks. The Oscar must be seeing something outside the tank that's frustrating it.
    The video camera is underwater and inside the tank from a fish's point of view. The light source above the tank is causing reflections on the side panels of the aquarium.



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    Really interesting video. He can see his reflection!
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    Hmmm...I stand corrected!
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    My jack dempsey would do the same thing when he was alone in a tank they really need something to do.

    Have you considered some silver dollars or maybe some other schooling fish to keep him company? He needs something to chase imo, my cichlids always did better with dither fish to keep em busy; they could chase them but usually not kill them. Silver dollars are a good choice but there's a lot of fish you could use in that role.

    2 oscars is kinda pushing it in a 75g if they aren't raised together or male/female. I would just add 5-7 silver dollars and maybe a nice raphael catfish and dwarf pleco.
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    Good Idea to have some dither fish but in my experience Silver Dollars are VERY skittish. I had three at one time and I had to rehome them because they kept the entire tank on def com alert :o) Their skittishness (knocking into the glass, running into the driftwood) kept the entire tank on pins and needles and constant turmoil.
    Again, just my experience. these particular SD's would not have been a good mix with an already nervous oscar.
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    Would sliding a piece of plexi glass inside the tank, against the glass, stop the reflextion??

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    I'd stick a few Ping-Pong balls in there for him to mess with, and plastic plants should be good for him to play around in.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    Ooh, just realized. Giant danios could be good for dither fish, they're fast, large enough to not be food, bold, and not easily scared by other fish.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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