How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

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Tony123639 created the topic: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

I have never had oscars breed but I want to be prepared if mine do, although they are still young. How many of the babies will survive in pristine water conditions if I take care of them right? And for those of you who live in the U.S. What do you guys do with them? Will the LFS take them or do you sell them? How will I be able to get rid of them? Do I have to install a pool? lol
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

Oscars can have a thousand babies... Many times they eat the eggs before they even hatch. And you may never end up with babies... But is that a chance you want to take?

One of my LFS will take babies, Oscars or other cichlids. But that will have to be something you discuss with them before hand.

And yes a pool would be VERY helpful!
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Tony123639 replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

But is that a chance you want to take?


Well no. I'm not trying to breed them, I'm just going to be prepared IF they do breed.
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

i had thousand of fries every time my pair laid eggs... but because i am
not ready to raised any one of them, i let my angel fish took care of
them.... unfortunately, the angel fish died too due to too much fats..

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

if things work out and the oscar pair is alone in a big enough tank, it may look like this in some time.



This was a batch of between the 200 and 300 babies.
They got sold to a wholesaler.


I'm sure my LFS wouldt take some o's of my hands, but with these amounts of fish you need a wholesaler, for a normal lFS will not be able to take in hundreds of oscars.

But still i'd like to see a thing like this in my tank one day:

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

WOW!! :woohoo:
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andrewbux87 replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

amzing they arnt bing eaten
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

andrewbux87 wrote: amzing they arnt bing eaten


oscars are great parents :)
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Ocellatus006 replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

Good to see my old photos even if they are used to make fake stories!!! :lol:
You couldn't give a good estimate Noddy, there were 750 baby Oscars in that batch.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: How Many Babies Do Oscars Have?

who are you?


I loved that pic when I first got here... so many O's

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