Finally have a breeding pair.

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Sup all. Well I think I finally have a breeding pair. This happened last night maybe 11:30pm the latest. I didn't actually see one of them laying the eggs it's these 2 oscars. Here are a couple pictures. My albino tiger Oscar ( 12" ) will be 4 years soon and the tiger Oscar is a little bit over a year ( 7" ). I just haves few question: only a full grown female can lay eggs?

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

Very nice congratz! :woohoo: Yeah only a sexually mature oscar can lay eggs, this is typically around 1.5 yrs if age. They arent necessarily done growing at this age though. Good luck
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Oscurida replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

Aww I'm so happy to finally know that my albino is a female lol. Here is video.

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Now I'm going to honest and I know most of you wouldn't like to hear but this is a 55g tank. I also have 2 lepornius, fire mouth cichlid and a 8-9" red Oscar in this tank. at the monent due to these eggs I put a devider in the tank just to ease the stress a bit from the others even attempting to get close. Of course couple are completely protective in every ay possible, before I put in the devider every other fish was forced to the corner. Now I can't go ahead and get a bigger tank to separate them. So I was thinking about buying a 10g tank in case the eggs hatch. I got a couple nylon covers for the pips so if anything they wouldn't get pulled into the filter. I know I would wait till they eat their own yolk which take around 4 days then they would need to feed more and more. So then I wold take them out and put them in a 10g tank. What do you guys think of this plan? Please be gentle lol!
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

congrats cant wait to see some new oscar fry ;)

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

cool.

let us know how things go with the eggs. :)

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Oscurida replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

Update on my 1st paired oscars that layed my 1st batch of eggs. This morning the eggs hatched which I was extremely happy. I saw the parents picking them up as some of them were falling off. I had an event to attend to this afternoon till now and I came in to check on them. Not a freaking single hatchling was there. I saw the leporinus's picking on the spot where they were originally. The male was stressed out with slit fins and missing scales. Tomorrow I will make changes by relocating the leporinus's and getting a ten gallon tank for the next batch of hatchlings. Question is it one or two weeks for them to lay a new batch of eggs. ?
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Oscurida replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

Update on my previous post. I relocated both of my leporinus's and the fire mouth cichlid. Now I have the paired couple and a red Oscar in the tank. I purchased a 10g tank kit that came with a box filter. My plan is when another batch of eggs (hopefully) comes along, I will move the eggs to the 10g tank. But I have a few questions:

Should I replace the box filter with a spong filter?
Tank kit didn't come with a heater so I'm going to purchase one. Should I increase the temperature for the eggs or leave it in its default temperature setting? (which I believe it's 76)
Once the eggs are laid and fertilized, to remove them to the other tank, can the eggs hit air in the process or no?
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OFL replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

Glad to see you sorted your avatar out at last :-)

If you're going to use the same tank tank to hatch the eggs and keep the babies in then you are probably better off keeping the water temperature at the same level as the main tank. I don't see how you are going to avoid exposing the eggs to air when you take the rock out of the tank, so it'll be okay.

One thing I should mention is if you are going to use methylene blue to stop fungus growing on the eggs then hatch the eggs in a reciprocal on their own, once the eggs start hatching move them into a tank for the fry to totally hatch out . If you use methylene blue anywhere near your biological filter then you could destroy totally.

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Oscurida replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

Thank you for your reply and help on avatar lol.

So once I move the eggs to the 10g, before hand I will take like 6 gallons of the water from the main tank or take 10 gallons. Cause I was thinking to add some freshwater in with the water from the main tank as well. Like 6-7g from main, 3-4g of fresh. Also think I should even use that blue stuff. Cause one they hatch completely I would have to move them again right?
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Finally have a breeding pair.

photo document and video document the crap out of it. B)

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