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ryukyusan75
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PostSubject: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime9/27/2009, 8:17 pm

Ok, so ive got this 8 inch oscar, who ive decided to keep cause hes just so cool,lol Well, i accidently dropped in some of my old turtles food, which is tetrafauna reptomin, and mostly protein. He eats this all up, gulps and gulps it like he has never ate a day in his life. Ive tried the hikari oscar food, and he wont eat much. Should i keep going with it or what? Its 42.5%protein mixed in with a few other things. Suggestions?

Thanks
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Fishhook
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Location : Reno, Nevada
Favorite Fish: : Jack dempsey, Oscars, cichlids in general.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime9/27/2009, 11:19 pm

Oscars need lots of protien, probly not a bad thing but don't over do it mix it up with other food.

TF
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ryukyusan75
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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime9/27/2009, 11:38 pm

it was purely accidental but if he likes it, i might just stick with it, since it aint bad. If it aint broke dont fix it.
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Favorite Fish: : Jack dempsey, Oscars, cichlids in general.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime9/28/2009, 12:02 am

Oscars eat and eat alot so if they like it and it does'nt cause problems go for it! I would not make it a main meal though mix it up with krill and bloodworms and some veggies like carrots and such. Keeps there color nice.

TF
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Location : Desert Hot Springs CA
Favorite Fish: : Tiger Oscars, Peacock, Tiretrack,and Fire eels. I used to have some Texas Cichlids.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/6/2011, 6:18 pm

I've never had trouble with Oscars that I purchased together and raised together. The two that I purchased recently as a pair have been best buddies till about a week ago. They have been absolutely inseparable since I got them but now one has grown much faster than the other and is beating up on him/her. Do I give them more room or what....?
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Location : Duluth, MN
Favorite Fish: : EBJDs!!!! Pikes

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/7/2011, 5:55 pm

FlyingPatsHaus,
From what I hear, once Oscars start on eachother they don't quit. I used to have 2 Festae Red Terrors and they did great until...... they suddenly didn't anymore. I ended up waking up in the morning to one of them dead, missing all fins, scales, eyes, and the stomache was gone. I DON'T KNOW IF FESTAE'S ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE OR IF OSCARS ARE. I do know that cichlids will be cichlids though. Best of luck and hope they figure it out. If you have the ability to give them a bigger tank, I think that would be a good start, but I'm sure that others on here will probably have more/better help than me. Good luck again. 40SW put em up
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Location : Anchorage, Alaska
Favorite Fish: : I really love the big boys, but I have a place in my heart for all fish. I guess my current favorite is my Chocolate (turning Orange) Oranda.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/7/2011, 6:19 pm

Can you get a tank seperator?

Julie
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FlyingPatsHaus
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Favorite Fish: : Tiger Oscars, Peacock, Tiretrack,and Fire eels. I used to have some Texas Cichlids.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/7/2011, 7:00 pm

It's a 10 gallon tank. It really should be enough room till they get to move to the 20. I just can't understand why they were getting along so well and now, the one is growing really quickly and the other is much smaller and getting beaten up. Maybe they are a breeding pair? Would a male be smaller?
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wildbeanerz
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Location : Roaring Spring, PA
Favorite Fish: : Love my black ocellaris!

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/7/2011, 7:35 pm

What size are they in a 10 gallon tank? One baby oscar is too much alone for 10 gallons of water. They need an upgrade & fast. I wouldn't even bother at 20 gallons. They need 55-60 gallons.

Did you research these fish before buying them?
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Location : San Antonio, TX
Favorite Fish: : graduating from community fish to aggressive fish (cichlids), but will always have a soft spot for my krbs and betta's.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/7/2011, 7:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar question   Oscar question Icon_minitime2/7/2011, 11:11 pm

A single full grown Oscar should be in at least a 125 gal tank 72"x18". I completely agree with previous posts.... they should definately be moved (now) to a 55 gal. A 48" tank will atleast give the little one a chance to escape.
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