Introduced a new Oscar

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I introduced a baby albino Oscar to my tank with another 4 inch Oscar, how should they be acting?
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OFL replied the topic: Introduced a new Oscar

It's difficult to say really. Doesn't really a definitive answer to your question because various things could happen. You may find that they start hanging around with each other straightaway which is obviously the best scenario. On the other hand, the Oscar that was their first may take umbrage to another fish being introduced and you may find that it gets a little bit aggressive with the newcomer. Obviously if one Oscar is bigger then the chances are the bigger one will be the one that's doing the bullying, basically because it wants to be boss of the tank.

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DRACO replied the topic: Introduced a new Oscar

no definite answer,... the existing may react violently or maybe accepted the new comer...
some people do it by removing the existing fish, put the new comer, and re-introduce the existing one.
the process remove the territorial dominance of the existing..

how big is the tank? tank size plays a big role in multi-oscar tank.
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Vinny replied the topic: Re:Introduced a new Oscar

I think the good question is is how ARE they acting with each other... It's been a day now so how'd it been??

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BenZ replied the topic: Re:Introduced a new Oscar

Well I just fed them and they both ate together and they swam around for a bit but then the baby one just kinda sinks to a corner of the tank, all my water levels are fine, I'm just hoping today he becomes a bit more active just so I know he's okay
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BenZ replied the topic: Introduced a new Oscar

It's 90 gallons
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