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Thread: New Oscar
11-30-2014, 04:17 PM #1
I have a 370 G freshwater tank (8 x 2.5 x 2.5). I have 1 Oscar, 5 SD's and 4 Severums in it.
I have got a new small Oscar today around 4 or 5 inches. When i bought it he/she was very active in the shop's display tank, However when i put him/her into my tank now he/she is acting very lazy and just hiding behind a rock cave.
No fishes are bothering him/her at all, except my big Oscar that to only when he see's him/her.
Whats the chances of him/her surviving as there is ample space in the tank .
Please share your views and advice what to do...
11-30-2014, 04:24 PM #2
Sounds like you have just added the little oscar. It can take some time for the fish to establish a new picking order when a new fish is added. As long as the little oscar has a safe place to hide, and he/she is getting enough to eat, they will work it out
It can also take a new fish a week or so to get used to their new surroundings when first added to a new home.
Take a week and carefully observe things. If the little oscar can not get enough to get, or is getting nipped at, then you will want to consider rehoming him.
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