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Old 10-10-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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Rope Fish + Oscar = ??

Will my Senegal Bichir be all right with my Tiger Oscar??

They are both juvenile, and all together about the same length (~3")
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For now, yes, but before long the oscar will likely be too aggressive for the bichir. Is it a ropefish or Senegal bichir that you have?
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Oh, I had assumed that the term 'rope fish' applied to all eel-type fishes.

To clarify, it is a Senegal Bichir, and the Oscar seems to be leaving him alone, they're getting on fine.
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To clarify, it is a Senegal Bichir, and the Oscar seems to be leaving him alone, they're getting on fine.
That will not likely last, I am afraid.
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It is going to be like spaquetti to him SLUUUUUUUURRRRP and then no more rope fish I wouldn't have wasted my money on him or get him a sperate tank.
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The Oscar should outgrow the Ropefish, then when the O is big enough the Ropefish will look like a big tasty nightcrawler...

This is a 7" O eating a Ropefish, pass the Tabasco!

Not a great idea if your fond of the Ropefish.
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GULP!.... thats gotta hurt!
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The Oscar should outgrow the Ropefish, then when the O is big enough the Ropefish will look like a big tasty nightcrawler...

This is a 7" O eating a Ropefish, pass the Tabasco!

Not a great idea if your fond of the Ropefish.
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Wow **** talk about photo op, eh??

Heh... It seems as though my oscar is growing slowly, maybe it's just me. He hasn't grown much in the 2 months I've had him though, and he has a varied diet of cichlid pellets, sinking pellets, flakes and mini-krill.

I'll keep a close eye on the two, until the O becomes big enough to eat my dino bichir.

Thx for the help, aye.
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Heh... It seems as though my oscar is growing slowly, maybe it's just me. He hasn't grown much in the 2 months I've had him though, and he has a varied diet of cichlid pellets, sinking pellets, flakes and mini-krill.
How big is the O's tank and what type of filtration?
NH3, NO2, NO3?
Too small a tank and poor water parameters are major growth inhibitors.

Juvenile O's normally average 1" per month until their growth slows as they enter into maturity. Most O's hit maturity at 7-9"(SL), most will achieve 8-10"(SL) in the first year.
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