Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #81
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
boadams87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kershaw SC
Posts: 1,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy Sager

They need to be at least 3 years old and 7 to 8 inches long. Males tend to have a pointed dorsal but in truth, it's very difficult to see. Females will tend to be a bit rounder in the middle than a male. Best time to see this is before you feed.
The best way to get a real pair is to buy about 12 small or medium fish and put them in a big tank and grow them up. They will naturally pair off as the odds of getting all one gender from that many fish is small. ( I once did this with FW Angelfish and wound up with 6 breeding pairs out of 12 fish. What are the odds of that???)
Keep in mind that when I was breeding Oscars, there were no veiltails or albinos or any of the newer colors. We just had Common, Reds and Red Tigers to choose from. I imported a pair of Emerald Greens from Germany back in the 60s but they didn't make it so I don't know if that color strain survived.
Fair warning: You will need a number of tanks to rear the fry because you can't crowd them and expect them to grow. (My pairs averaged about 500 surviving babies per spawn.) I was breeding the pairs in custom made 35 gal tanks and taking the eggs from the parents. Eggs went into 10 gal tanks until hatched and moved to a 40 long after the fry started eating Brine shrimp. I split up the spawn as the fish got larger. Multiply this by 13 pairs and as you can see, I had A LOT of Oscars to sell

Happy spawning
Thanx. They are 5 years old. That sounds like alot of work.
__________________

__________________
boadams87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #82
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 5,953
It was but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by boadams87 View Post
Thanx. They are 5 years old. That sounds like alot of work.
...I was doing it to sell them.
One good thing about Oscars is they do make good parents. It's really fun to see a whole school of babies hanging around Mom and Dad. Make sure you have a nice big flat rock or piece of slate to act as a nesting site. Don't expect them to just dig out the gravel to nest. They must have a surface that fits their needs. They are bottom breeders so you don't have to angle it like you would for Angels or Discus.

Good luck and keep us posted
__________________

__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #83
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
adadkins1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Morristown, TN
Posts: 1,762
I think mine will have to be how my Marbled Hatchets get through some floating plants. Since they are such tall fish they will sometimes tilt on their side while swimming to make it through a bit of floating plants. It's always funny to see them tilt, then disappear into the thicket.
__________________
><(((> Aaron ><(((>
adadkins1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 12:20 AM   #84
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Starka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 687
I have this female betta in a 15 gal with a couple of guppies and a breeder net. I will sit and watch her she'll squeeze between the glass and the net, get to the top, jump in the net, eat whatever fry is in there, and jump out the otherside. Lol no wonder I don't have any fry left! I sat there and watched for about an hour and figured out why I had no more fry left.
All four of my bettas are jumping acrobats. Every time I feed them one of them always jumps their "fence" to eat the other bettas food. I guess they didn't want to wait. Lol
I think I might start training them that aquatic fish course and get them to start pushing the soccer ball into the net. Lol
__________________
-You cannot cross the ocean by just staring at the water.
Starka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 12:31 AM   #85
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Alyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Slidell, La
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via AIM to Alyxx Send a message via Skype™ to Alyxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starka
I have this female betta in a 15 gal with a couple of guppies and a breeder net. I will sit and watch her she'll squeeze between the glass and the net, get to the top, jump in the net, eat whatever fry is in there, and jump out the otherside. Lol no wonder I don't have any fry left! I sat there and watched for about an hour and figured out why I had no more fry left.
All four of my bettas are jumping acrobats. Every time I feed them one of them always jumps their "fence" to eat the other bettas food. I guess they didn't want to wait. Lol
I think I might start training them that aquatic fish course and get them to start pushing the soccer ball into the net. Lol
I woke up to my male betta being missing from his little floating enclosure and swimming with the guppies...
__________________
Alyxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #86
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by rreekers View Post
dare devil snail

Attachment 74329
my pond snails used to stick to the wall inside of my filter. i always thoughts they would be sucked up, guess they liked the bubbles
__________________
animalzrok2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #87
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 815
during feeding time my ghost attempt to grab as many wafers and stick them inside there mouths. one would fall and they would pick another up.one time my male even took an algae wafer from my rcs.
__________________
animalzrok2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #88
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: US, Ga
Posts: 2,508
At feeding time my blood parrots jump out of the tank and like jump out of the tank and get the pellets they wanted they splash me a lot! They only do it a feeding time and I can't capture the vid it super duper cool!
__________________
55G-Malawi setup
2 20G long-community (planted)
5G and 10g-Fry
30G- S. and C. America tank
Fishie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #89
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Freshie In Disguise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 168
My snail just played dead for several days and then suddenly woke up. I keep referring to him as a zombie, lol.
__________________
So many hobbies,
so little time.
Freshie In Disguise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #90
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Discusapisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Erie, pennsylvania
Posts: 378
I have a green cheek conure who loves my open top discus tank so when he flys to the tank and sits on the rim I give him fish food and as he eats it pieces fall into the water where my school of discus sit at the surface waiting for my bird to drop it and gobble it up so funny to watch.
__________________

__________________
Discusapisto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
apple snail, fun, funny

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New things in tank Foskett96 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 9 11-17-2011 04:53 PM
Friends for a Mixed Fruit Teta b.rex Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 11-12-2011 08:48 PM
Fuzzy white ball things allycat7813 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 10-30-2011 11:43 AM
Thousands of little white things!!! 2g2ner Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 10-18-2011 02:27 PM
Looking for cool unusual things Biocube14 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 08-02-2011 11:07 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.