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Old 10-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Oscars and Jack Dempseys

I've had my cichlid for about a week and a half now and they are super inactive. All they do all day is hide or lay in a corner. When I first got them, I expected inactivity until they were adjusted and used to the tank, but its been a week and a half! I checked water params and everything is great. Tank is fully cycled so I know thats not the problem. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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My EBJD isn't active either. Had him for a year now. Don't get me wrong tho, he does come out and swim, but he isn't always moving around, whereas my Oscar is all over the place.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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That's what I was expecting when I bought the oscar. Weird he doesnt act that way.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #4
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Is he still small? Cuz when mine was a juvenile, he wasn't very active and scared of everything! But the bigger he got, he got more confident. He is like a mini water puppy now lol. Does yours come out to eat?
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #5
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I had a JD and an Albino Tiger Oscar in a tank together before. And they would whip around the tank together, then it eventually turned into a MANS world! They began to fight constantly. I ended up rehoming both. But I have heard both sides, that it can work and that it won't work (mixing the two that is). Good luck!!
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my oscars are 1.75 and 2.5 ins, they are very active so juvies doesnt make much difference. iv had them 3 days so far, and already i can hand feed one and they swim right up to investigate me.
i suggest sitting in front of the tank and just staring at them. sad, yes, but mine stayed in the far corner til i did this for like an hour cos they were scared. result was good though!
many people get mixed results on JD and oscars, so its 50/50 wether the personality of either fish will mean a death sooner or later. if ether fish is getting mauled a bit - prevent a death and rehome it x
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