new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

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My new pair of oscar's are getting along great and alway's hanging out with each other would those be a breeding pair ? They seem to be swimming side by side all the time But there to small to be a pair rite ? There only 2 1/2 to 3 inche's long rite now . If it is a pair what would there baby's look like ? One is a Albino tiger and the other one is a tiger oscar. Would they get aggresive once they get bigger or would they just be a couple of happy fish later on ? I wouldnt mind a breeding pair but the baby's they produce :ohmy: I wouldnt know what to do withem or were to sell them .
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

It is too early to tell if they are a breeding pair. At this age they are just friends swimming together. They usually don't start to pair off until around 18 or 24 months... you've got a little bit of time. Good luck though!

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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

Ill need all the luck I can get at this point I just hope they get along once they get bigger . Will they get territorial once they get bigger like one side of the tank is mine and the other side is your's ? Is there a slim chance of them being good buddy's for life or no ??? I sure hope so .
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

there is a slim chance - but keep a divider handy. If you end up with two males the chance is almost zero that they'll live together, even in an absolutely huge tank.

A catfish, like a featherfin, should handily deal with any fry they do produce, if this becomes an eventuality.
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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

Were would I get a divider for my tank ??? I didnt even know they had divider's for big tank's. Once my oscar's get bigger they will show sighns of aggression . If they fight all the time there probably to boy's and if they get along that could be a pair or possibly 2 girls. I have to say this is a bit weird to bad i cant take my fish to a vet to determine what sex they are . Of all they fish Oscars are the most hard to sex WOW.
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

you can pretty easily build a divider out of 'egg crate' (funny plastic grid stuff you buy at a lighting shop) or out of plexiglass with a bunch of holes drilled into it.

Mesh also works. Just have a plan, sometimes agression starts really suddenly. You're still a good long while away from it, though, so no rush right now :)
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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: new pair of oscar's are they breeder's or not ?

Ill goto the store today so I can pick up some plexiglass for the future Thank's for that info thats going to help out allot :) When do oscars start showing aggresion when there 6 inches or better or before the 6 inch mark ????
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