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Thread: Oscar

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    It sounds like he is feeling better! lol
    Do you have a canopy over the glass lid?
    Mine broke a glass panel jumping after a fly.After I put the wood canopy over it they have practically stopped jumping at it.Less flies getting at the light as well.
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    Nope, no canopy. I have the lid, then a light fixture on top of the glass, with a bio wheel filter system along the back.
    55g- blood parrots, hatchetfish, SAE, bristlenose plecos
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    lol! This is just how it is when keeping a large intelligent fish. Mine never jumped at the lids after they banged their heads a few times...they learned not to do that. Hopefully yours learns if he jumps he will get injured as well. Otherwise yeah Id probably put something with some substance on top of the tank to keep the lid down.
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    I have had an Albino Tiger Oscar for a little over a year now. I bought it at 2 inches and is now 7.5 inches. I feed him frozen beef heart, frozen blood worms, cichlid pelets, and it likes to eat the algae waffers... I just transfered him into a 55 gallon from a 20 gallon today! The larger tank seems to be like a playground for it because it's swimming everywhere! I say it because I can't tell weather "it" is male or female due to the fact that I only have one Oscar. Now that I have 2 tanks, I'm going to grow another Oscar then add it to the larger tank with the Oscar I own now!
    55 Gallon, 20 Gallon, CICHLIDS ALL THE WAY! well, and plecos

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    Unless you are ready to purchase a 125G aquarium minimum, like right now in the present...buying another Oscar is a very very bad idea. These fish are massive, properly housed they will easily exceede 12". Which your 55G is only 12" wide so you can see how that 1 fish alone in there will pose an issue, muchless 2. I would also be very concerned with stunting of an Oscar being housed in the confines of a 20G aquarium until it were over 7". How old is the fish? For your 20G you would be much better off with a convict.
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    i guess you just can't believe the people at pet stores. thy told me my 55 gal. tank was ok for two oscars! now i guess i will have to get another one. ALREADY multiplying.
    strawberry

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    for the past 3 years i have had a 29 gal tank i was new to fish tanks and got 3 baby tiger oscars one pleco, well they all started growing very fast, and of course one oscar took control, they would not bother the pleco at all, but one oscar was a feamale and two males grew up very fast, at night i would hear splashing and kicking rocks of the side of tank, but no serious stuff untill about 6 months ago, well not true about a year ago i bought an upside down catfish and put it in with the 3 oscars and pleco, from the time he went in he owned the tank chasing oscars even biting the fins off a couple of them sometimes well he had to go!!! gave him to a freind, then the big boy oscar starting bullying the other male soon enough other male was dead, so then i said well there a couple know and be ok, guess again apparently one day when i was out shopping came home to find the female dead, but on the floor, i guess they where fighting and she tried to get away and swam up to the top and went over, so now i have a monster oscar witha huge pleco and they are getting testy i want to start over with a couple or bolivian rams i think they are so cool but dont know what to do with this monster oscar of about 13 inches, he eats 5 cubes of blood worms a day and nothing else i spolied him, but the pletco is so cool, and i know i need a bigger tank the price of larger tanks is crazy 55 gal 140 dollars is alittle hard for me to swallow, but i love my pleco dark green with white spots and hes bigger then the oscar, what should i do?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyshmo
    what should i do?????
    well, for starters you should learn what a period is, and try using a few of them.

    Apart from that, your tank is too small for the fish in it. You know this because it has cost you two fish already. You either need a bigger tank or a new home for your fish. If you care about them you'll do this, because they will suffer in the long term otherwise.

    I know big tanks are expensive, but have looked around for a used tank? You can get tanks on craigslist for a fraction of what you'd have to pay new.

    Failing that, most local fish stores (independent ones, not the big chains like petco/petsmart) will take in fish you can't keep any more. They may not give you very much for them, but it would give you the peace of mind in knowing that you're giving your fish to someone who can hopefully provide them with the environment they need to be healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billyshmo
    for the past 3 years i have had a 29 gal tank...but dont know what to do with this monster oscar of about 13 inches...i need a bigger tank the price of larger tanks is crazy 55 gal 140 dollars is alittle hard for me to swallow,
    Just so I understand - you have a 13in. Oscar in a 29g tank? Have a picture?

    I agree with the Craigslist approach. You can find great deals on there for some large tanks. You're going to need a 125g for that Oscar at 13in. My only concern is if a $140 is a financial burden then you may want to consider downsizing the Oscar to something significantly smaller. Someone on the boards will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction as I have very little experience with small fish and don't want to give you bad information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billyshmo
    for the past 3 years i have had a 29 gal tank...but dont know what to do with this monster oscar of about 13 inches...i need a bigger tank the price of larger tanks is crazy 55 gal 140 dollars is alittle hard for me to swallow,
    Just so I understand - you have a 13in. Oscar in a 29g tank? Have a picture?

    I agree with the Craigslist approach. You can find great deals on there for some large tanks. You're going to need a 125g for that Oscar at 13in. My only concern is if a $140 is a financial burden then you may want to consider downsizing the Oscar to something significantly smaller. Someone on the boards will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction as I have very little experience with small fish and don't want to give you bad information.
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