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Hey guys ive got a short video of how my oscars are behaving at the moment FG has defenatly become less active and sooks alot more is something i need to be worried about?
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It happens about every half an hour
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Every half hour? That's a bit concerning. Any physical injuries? FG still eating ok?

Due to the frequency, if it were me I'd be inclined to separate them before any real damage is done to FG, but maybe wait and see what more experienced members think.
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Yeah i know what you mean Lam im kinda leaning that way too i really hoped they would get along but FG is constantly in fear of tiggar and that cant be good. Theres no real marks on FG it just looks more like him scratching himself running away. I mighr have to find a new home for tigger witch is a shame cause he looks amazing.
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roryson replied the topic: oscar aggression

Maybe not every half hour but every hour defenatly.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: oscar aggression

You could put Tiggar into the 75 gal then add something to the 150 gal? Just a thought. I have my O (Henry) in a 180 gal with a severum and 9 silver dollars.

But yeah that can't be good. The stress will affect him even if he isn't getting physical injuries, you're right on that. In the mean time you may have to set up a divider. I think people often DIY them using an egg crate.
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I really wanted to get a mated pair or just 2 that would get along i just wish i could sex them so i had something to work with. Maybe i could put a add for a swap.
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Is there any way to sex FG?
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It's notoriously difficult to sex oscars. The only way to be sure is by venting them but that causes a lot of undue stress, and can endanger the fish if you don't know what you're doing. Even if you did have a m/f pair with FG and Tiggar, there's still no guarantee that they'll get along as you're discovering. If you got a different oscar, you may well end up in the same situation again.

It's always going to be a bit of a crapshoot with any American cichlid mix as to whether they'll get along or not.
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roryson replied the topic: Re:oscar aggression

Mmmm i know but i see all you guys with oscars together i know there perfectly fine being by themselves but ive got the room and everybody needs a friend. Should i give up on the idea of getting FG another oscar friend? Cause i feel like i could be pushing shit up hill with this one. There is another one at LFS he looks different to the ones i have but maybe i should give up and go a different path.
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