Originally Posted by JGrawberger
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...