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Old 02-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Got two of them they paired up and now ones is beating one up sometimes is this normal?
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Yes,you would be better off with 1 or 3,oscars in pairs will often fight and can damage if not kill one another,be sure your tank is large enough as they get quite large fast
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Yes,you would be better off with 1 or 3,oscars in pairs will often fight and can damage if not kill one another,be sure your tank is large enough as they get quite large fast
+1 my friend has oscars too good luck though!
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Golden rule with Oscars.... 1 or 3 (or more), but never 2. What size tank is it? Unless it's a 150 or better, don't get a third, you don't have enough room. I would recommend re-homing one of them, otherwise the aggressor can, and likely will, literally hound the other one to death.
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Its a 55 and there only 5 inches ad u had three at one point and they pAired off so i removed him and they were goodfor awhile locking lips doin there thing than all of a sudden she just started kicking his *** ?
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Sounds like typical cichlid behavior. As long as there is no physical damage to either fish, you should be fine.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #7
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Got two of them they paired up and now ones is beating one up sometimes is this normal?
I used to breed 13 pairs of Oscars in specially made 35 gal tanks so you don't need a huge tank to breed your fish right now. They do need to be by themselves however. These tanks were only 30" long x 18" wide. My biggest pair was 20" and 22" which started out in one of the special 35s then upgraded to a 75 gal as they grew.
Normal breeding behavior is for lip locking prior to nest building. The nest will be a flat surface (prefererably a big flat stone) on the bottom of the tank which they will both clean off. After nest building, more courtship then spawning.
Fair warning: a breeding pair of oscars is not a pretty pair of Oscars. Breeding battle scars just can't be avoided.

Hope this helps...
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I used to breed 13 pairs of Oscars in specially made 35 gal tanks so you don't need a huge tank to breed your fish right now. They do need to be by themselves however. These tanks were only 30" long x 18" wide. My biggest pair was 20" and 22" which started out in one of the special 35s then upgraded to a 75 gal as they grew.
Normal breeding behavior is for lip locking prior to nest building. The nest will be a flat surface (prefererably a big flat stone) on the bottom of the tank which they will both clean off. After nest building, more courtship then spawning.
Fair warning: a breeding pair of oscars is not a pretty pair of Oscars. Breeding battle scars just can't be avoided.

Hope this helps...
So cool. I wish my 2 would mate
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