Thread: what do you think?
11-26-2009, 12:06 AM #1
what do you think?
yesterday i went to the local walmart for some new filter carbon (lfs is about 45 minutes away) and saw an albino veil tail oscar for 12 dollars. i have been planning to get an oscar for a 100 gallon, and didnt really know about veil tails. are they prone to being fin nipped or need low current? i want as much info so i can know if i should get it or not.
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11-26-2009, 12:10 AM #2
Any fish with long fins can be subject to fin nipping.
An oscar will fight back but the fins will take the brunt of it.
Its not a community tank fish.I would keep that fish in the 100 with a pleco and nothing else.The fins will always look great that way.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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11-26-2009, 12:20 AM #3
Also please do some research on the subject. Great to ask here but also use Google for some additional help. As far as I know none of us have personal experience with Veil Tail Oscars.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
11-26-2009, 08:53 AM #4
I have a veil oscar at the shop...its fins are not I guess as long as alot of them get but for such a large fish it does have long fins. I to would keep the fish to itself or with maybe some bottom dwellers to preserve the quality of its fins. Also veil tailed oscars are not as hardy as regular finned oscars due to the crazy inbreeding it requires to get the veil variant. Care is like any other oscar, they need clean well oxygenated water and a good diet."Have no fear of perfection- you'll never reach it."