Oscar Breeding Trio

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I captured this video last night and I'm curious to know what everyone makes of it.
I've never heard of Oscars breeding in a trio before so I'm quite amazed by their behavior. This is the first time that they've bred since I've had them and the eggs appear to be fertile but I'll know for sure in a few days.
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OFL replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

Hey, welcome to the site and thanks for posting this great video.

I had something similar happen when I have three Oscars, when they laid eggs, all three of them appeared to tend and look after the eggs. Unfortunately they didn't hack so I will never know what would have happened after. I think this type of behaviour is probably isolated to Oscars kept in captivity, I doubt whether you would see this type of behaviour in the wild. Remember that the are forcing these fish to live together, it's actually an unnatural environment so they will probably behave with a slightly different way to how they would in the wild. Obviously I've never seen Oscar fish breeding in the wild so that's just a guess on my behalf.

You should be able to tell whether the eggs are fertile pretty quickly, they will turn brown/tan in colour. If they stay white then they are not fertile. Please let us know the outcome, it would be extremely fascinating and also great for the website to see how the Oscars to behave if the eggs to hatch.

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Magikarp replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

I will definitely keep updated, the eggs do appear to be fertile so I'm hoping for the best. Might get some photos tomorrow and maybe a video of all three watching over them :)
I'm really excited and couldn't believe this behavior. I would love to know if anyone else has seen oscars breed in a trio.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

Very cool and interesting! Really hope it works out for you and look forward to updates!:)
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

No well call me a monkeys uncle

if the fry come I wonder what will happen then!

thanks for showing us

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

it's quite sweet, the three of them together :)

I'll keep an eye out for updates here!
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jnet replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

that is so cool I hope you get lots of fry and then we will see if they all look after them.

It shows though my two babies follow my larger oscar around as though he is their parent; maybe they live more in larger communal groups in the wild? Is there much research of oscars in wild? would be interesting read.

good luck.

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Magikarp replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

Well, I checked this morning and they'd ripped the eggs up and there was gravel everywhere. From what I could determine, fungus had got to them.
I am pretty confident that they looked fertile yesterday afternoon so next time they spawn I plan to pull the slate out and see if they'll hatch because I'm more curious than anything to know for sure if they were getting fertalised.
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Magikarp replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

And of course if they are I will leave them to it next time because I would also love to know how they go looking after their young as a trio.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Oscar Breeding Trio

ps funny name poke'mon much ?

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