plants and oscar

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eskimo created the topic: plants and oscar

i have a 2.5 meter tank with one oscar and some chiclids.
its ' quite planted with amazone plants nor poblem.


the say the wil rip plants out , mine never even tried.

anybody same expierence ?

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OFL replied the topic: Re:plants and oscar

I have got various fake plants in my 300 gallon tank and the Oscars don't bother with them at all. I think it's a case of trying plants and see what happens, the Oscars will either destroy them, or not bother with them. Mind you, Oscars are not the only fish to have a go plants, if you've got silver dollars, be careful, they eat live plants. Other cichlids such as Severums also take a dislike to plant for some reason.

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delboybully replied the topic: Re:plants and oscar

You are lucky your oscar leaves the plants alone. Most oscars love pulling plants up, but all fish are different and you have an oscar that leaves plants alone

Having said that you and OFL both have large tanks so maybe they only attack plants in small tanks (for oscars). Whats the experience of others with large tanks? (say 200g or bigger)

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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re:plants and oscar

well i dont quite fit into the bigger than 200 gal catagory but i have noticed that since i moved the boys to a bigger tank that they no longer destroy the plants i have in there. now its only bee a couple of weeks but so far so good

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Jeffrey replied the topic: Re:plants and oscar

guys, you're lucky! i can't keep a single leaf in my tank! Tiger will dig it up and attack the plants fiercely! it doesn't matter whether they r plastic or real! he is aggressive:angry: ; often bashes the filter and the heater, he is unpredictable, sometimes attacks the pleco but most of the time they r buddies!:laugh:

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Miahl71 replied the topic: Re:plants and oscar

I have never put plants in my tank.
from everything i've read I just figured it wasn't worth it.

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MetalHead88 replied the topic: Re:plants and oscar

i have a bunch of fake plants in the tank and the os love em. they swim through and play in the plants. ive never attempted live plants with os because ive heard of how fustrating it could be. some of those damn things are expensive too!! i recently some bought live plants for the smaller tank and the stupid cory catfish keeps digging them up. i cant imagine os....
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