Mating or fighting

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I have 2 tiger oscars one is 6 in the other 4 in the bigger one pushes the other in the corner and makes it stay there. they ram each other and push each other on the sides. mostly the larger one does this is it mating or not getting along.
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

It doesn`t sound too good to me, they seem a bit small to be mating. If 1 oscar decides it wants to live alone it can be hell for the weaker one.

Keep a close eye on them in case you have to separate the smaller one, they can and do kill if they set their minds to it :(

How old are they and how big is the tank?
Have you always had them both or did you recently introduce a new one?

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

agreed, far too small for any signs of mating behaviour. This is fighting. Keep a divider handy.
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

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Fighting not mating :(

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mysticwolf replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

Well I have had them about 8 months and the tank is 40 gal, yes, they have always been tank mates, the olny one the bigger one liked rest had to be moved. the funny thing is that the bigger one let the small one swim freely in the tank for days or a week and then its back to the corner.
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

the bigger on is starting comming into its "teenage" years so its becoming territorial and 40g isnt big enough for one O let alone 2. You need to rehome one oscar and upgrade to a 55g or keep both and upgrade to a 6' 120g tank, unless you give them the space needed the fighting wont stop
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mysticwolf replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

so they are fighting not pre mating
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GeorgeP replied the topic: Re: Mating or fighting

Yes they are fighting, as said, your tank is WAY to small for 2 Oscar's.
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