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How big of a tank should you have to house fry after the oscars lay the eggs and they hatch..?
How many would you be expecting ?
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toni-a replied the topic: Tank size

Oscars are good parents they will take good care of their fry, no need to remove them, just keep the fry with their parents.
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Akbar replied the topic: Tank size

What size of tank then?
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bassetman replied the topic: Tank size

Well you have the 2 parents at 110 gallons or so, 125 gallon is the most common tank in that range. The fry could stay with the parents for a bit , but you would want to move them to a 55 or 75 pretty soon to grow out. Oscars can have scads, 100s to a1000 eggs in a spawn and all may hatch out. it is quite a load to deal with, one of the reasons I do not try to breed oscars.


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Rocksor replied the topic: Tank size

The more oscar fry you have, the slower they will grow; simply because there will be high competition for food.
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Akbar replied the topic: Tank size

So, after say the eggs are hatched and the fry are out and about .. What kinda numbers Shud I be expecting ?
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bassetman replied the topic: Tank size

Somewhere between a few and too many to imagine.


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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Tank size

Rocksor wrote: The more oscar fry you have, the slower they will grow; simply because there will be high competition for food.


Or, the higher mortality rate you will have as sibling cannibalism occurs.... :evil:

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Noddy replied the topic: Tank size

Akbar wrote: So, after say the eggs are hatched and the fry are out and about .. What kinda numbers Shud I be expecting ?


Just an example of what to expect:





That's what you could expect, and should be ready for! :ohmy:
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Noddy wrote:

Akbar wrote: So, after say the eggs are hatched and the fry are out and about .. What kinda numbers Shud I be expecting ?


Just an example of what to expect:





That's what you could expect, and should be ready for! :ohmy:



Great pics Noddy !!!!

that a lot of baby O's!!!

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