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So my smaller Oscar this week came around and is eating everything. It grew a little but still no real color. The lighter spots on the under side of its belly turned yellow and the darker grey has lightened so hopefully that turns into some color.. I'm starting to feel that it won't have color ever lol
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OFL replied the topic: Growing

Honestly, I shouldn't worry too much at the moment, you will be quite surprised how much they the change when they approach adulthood. We should be able to see what type of Oscar's is when it is older.

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turtle lover replied the topic: Growing

Nice oscar! I was thinking that if it still maintain its color, it might be a new strain. :p It is possible who knows?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Growing

Oscars change color/tone several times during maturity. I bought a wee fella that was completely black, thinking it might be a rarer form. He later developed into a plain Jane regular tiger. I still have him, almost 3yrs old, well over a foot long and doing just fine.


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Vinny replied the topic: Re:Growing

Yeah I'm not really too worried about it. Just keeps me thinking when Iook at everyone's pictures and the babies have full color and this one was sold as a red tiger.. All in all it is what it is I'm just happy it's eating everything now and more active unlike a week or 2 ago
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Vinny replied the topic: Re:Growing

My Africans used to change color as they grew but you usually could look at the fry and see what it would be.
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OFL replied the topic: Re:Growing

Baby Oscars have camouflage colours which then changed dramatically as they approach adulthood.

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turtle lover replied the topic: Re:Growing

OFL wrote: Baby Oscars have camouflage colours which then changed dramatically as they approach adulthood.

Do oscars have other defenses beside camouflage?
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adnanyastronot replied the topic: Re:Growing

Hi there!
My Oscar fish is also red type but at the moment most of the time he/she is black. I believe in time he/she will turn in solid red/orange colour.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:Growing

very nice

Haku, I knew your were good.
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