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Brooksie created the topic: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

Sorry it has been so long since I've replied to topics let alone post a new one! I've been here reading everything though. No excuses to give...

Here are 2 videos I took of both tanks this morning.

As you can see Opie is getting very big! Still stays very close to Red when he swims around... and Jack stays by himself. I think that J. Edgar is sleeping at the bottom of the tank - he hasn't moved much! You may notice my big bubble wand is missing - well maybe you won't - trust me that it is ! Opie finally dug it out from under the gravel .. it took him over a month to do it but he did it. Then Red and Opie started attacking it like crazy and broke it in half! Now I have to buy a replacement.



These are the Jewels. This video quality isn't that great because the tank is a stupid bow front. It distorts the images. I hate it !! Side note... I'm actually considering turning it around so that the bow is in the back and the flat part is in the front!! Back to the Jewels. We woke up the other day and all of a sudden they have color! One is very very ruby red, and one has "broken out" in blue markings all over. The other two are not as vibrant. As you can see, there is some fighting in the tank.... no one has a fin that hasn't been nipped!



Hope you all enjoyed !

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Hexclover replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

how big is your oscar tank?
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

nice update videos brooks. :cheer:

wow, your albino Oscar grew fast. wasn't it just a few months ago when the albino was way smaller than the red oscar. they look about the same size now.

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Gazza replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

nice vids Brooks B) love ya little plec :)

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

Amazing, Opie doesn't stop growing!
I wonder if he'll pass the red in time, he allready looks massive!
And it was just a matter of time until they got hold of that "awfull bubble thing".
At least i think that's how Opie thought about it, seeing how persistant he's been in taking it out!:woohoo:


How's the U.S.O getting along with the Jewels?
(that's Unidentified Sucking Object, in case you didn't know...);)
Your "woodscaping" amazes me everytime.
Do you also see the distortion in view in the Jewel-tank in real life?
My previous Puffer tank was setup backwards, and i only noticed that after a couple of days.:blush:
But that was no bowfront of course.
But when i found out i left it that way, for the backside had no scratches on the glass at all and looked better than the other side.:P
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

Hexclover wrote: how big is your oscar tank?


120 gallons

cebosound wrote: nice update videos brooks. :cheer:

wow, your albino Oscar grew fast. wasn't it just a few months ago when the albino was way smaller than the red oscar. they look about the same size now.


I got him in July of this year:


Gazza wrote: nice vids Brooks B) love ya little plec :)


Thanks.... he is growing slowly but growing!

Noddy wrote: Amazing, Opie doesn't stop growing!
I wonder if he'll pass the red in time, he allready looks massive!
And it was just a matter of time until they got hold of that "awfull bubble thing".
At least i think that's how Opie thought about it, seeing how persistant he's been in taking it out!:woohoo:


How's the U.S.O getting along with the Jewels?
(that's Unidentified Sucking Object, in case you didn't know...);)
Your "woodscaping" amazes me everytime.
Do you also see the distortion in view in the Jewel-tank in real life?
My previous Puffer tank was setup backwards, and i only noticed that after a couple of days.:blush:
But that was no bowfront of course.
But when i found out i left it that way, for the backside had no scratches on the glass at all and looked better than the other side.:P


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
A name for the little guy - USO !!!! LOL I love it!!

They are picking on him, I'm not sure what to do about it. He eats and poops like crazy and not showing signs of distress.

Opie is going to past Red... I just have the feeling!!

The bowfront is annoying to look into as well. You have to look head on no matter where you are looking. If your on the right and try to look at the left, it is distorted! I might give it a try but then I have to redo the backing. Oh well, I hate not being able to see my fish!!

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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

Wait, Wait... I got it... we'll call him Bob Hope... since Bob Hope did the USO shows!!!

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

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They are picking on him, I'm not sure what to do about it. He eats and poops like crazy and not showing signs of distress.

Just try to provide him with some shelter where he can hide, if he's fed up with the ciclid bullying.
Like a crevice created by a small piece of driftwood or a small piece of slate.
it will give him a roof over his head, that'll make him feel safe, and it will be to narrow for the Jewels to take the crevice as a home for themselves.
Other than that, there's not much you can do.
As long as there's no permanent damage on Bob ,and as long as he's not chased through the tank all the time, he'll be fine.
With good waterquality any fin-nipping will heal in no time.
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STAFFIE replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

Amazing as always Brooksie xx
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

Fantastic Brooksie! The mood in the tanks is quite a contrast..the O'sare very Zen and the other tank...well..not so much! Is that a common bristle nose? I wouldn't worry too much about him, they are all armored,but they do like a hidey place. I have one in with the juvenile oscars at the moment, he doesn't mind the odd nip, the Os don't really do it much anymore because they know he is not soft. At the moment he is too big to fit in their mouths, but I need to watch his growth rate because he would def get all those armored fins stuck in their throat. Did I tell you my daughter called my new red tiger O Red? Have a great Chrissy. It is so hot here the kids have taken their mattresses out to the living room to sleep under the air conditioner..bet your house is a bit different!
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