Hypoxia tolerance of the oscar fish

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Has anyone read the article about the oscar tolerance to hypoxia or lack of oxygen in the blood? I found the article: link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00360-006-0135-2#page-1 .
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DRACO replied the topic: Hypoxia tolerance of the oscar fish

i have not read the articles but whenever fish is exposed to bad water condition, one being less aeration, the fish tend to become uneasy and always swim around trying to escape bad environment... but once they feel no way to escape... they stay motionless... one to conserve energy and two, to lessen the consumption of oxygen...

that is the very reason why when we see our fish motionless at the bottom of the tank, we must do the water change immediately...
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L.West replied the topic: Hypoxia tolerance of the oscar fish

I recently removed my airstones - I hope this doesn't cause an oxygen problem for my oscar. I have to HOB filters running on my tank and could easily add a powerhead if need be.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Hypoxia tolerance of the oscar fish

I think this talks about the oscar's way to survive in low oxygen during the dry season.
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