My Oscars are courting how long until they mate?

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Wow! What an awesome photographs, would you mind if we use it on the website? Obviously you will be credited for the photograph.

Okay, it certainly looks like the type of behaviour are breeding pair would go through. Is it possible for you to take an actual video so that we can see it properly? The next time they are doing this type of behaviour, have a very good luck underneath their bellies, see if you can see anything protruding, you will often find the sexual organs show when the Oscars are going through their breeding ritual.

Also, are there any signs of actual aggression, or are they just flirting with each other, maybe nipping at each other's fins etc

How big an old are the Oscars? They look fairly sizeable to me. To answer your question, a little bit difficult to say really, it's like saying how long is a piece of string? Is this the first time you have seen this type of behaviour? If so, it may be that eggs come along fairly quickly, it may also mean that nothing happens at all, you really can never tell. The problem and Oscars breathing in captivity as it's not always a regular occurrence, in most cases people find that eggs, long every now and then, rather than on a regular basis.

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I received a reply through my e-mail, not sure what happened. Can you please reply only through the forum by either clicking on "quick reply", or "reply topic", you can then write your message in the text field.

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WillB replied the topic: My Oscars are courting how long until they mate?


I wouldn't expect it to be fast, these have been doing it for what seems forever now, being real flirtatious and everything, yet they never have. Just sit back and enjoy they view, it can be quite entertaining.


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Yes, you are quite correct, this type of behaviour is quite normal and we always tell people not to get too excited because in most cases it never leads to anything. But it is a lot of fun watching them interact with each other.

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DRACO replied the topic: My Oscars are courting how long until they mate?

i strongly suggest you to put a flat slate at the bottom for their perusal...
they will clean it and push it... and lay eggs ver it...

to give you an idea, this is how they do it...

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