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Hello Everyone,

I am new to the forum and to the Oscar fish keeping as well. I started few months ago with my first young Oscar about 6 months old. After falling in love with this fish I got a couple more and they were a little older maybe one year old each. They have been a wonderful addition to my tank. I was not sure if they were make or female and I was not sure if their liplocking was a sign of fighting or loving each other. But, today all these questions were answered. I came home to find eggs all over the flat stone I have in the aquarium. (Is there a way to attach pics to my messages?)

My question is what to do with the eggs should I leave them to the parents to attend to or should I remove them to a separate tank?

If the answer to keep them with the parents then is it sage to my other tank occupants?

I have in the past in the this same tank a couple of Convict cichlids and they were having babies every three weeks and it was very stressful period until I finally decided to move them into their only tank. Should I expect the same or is it more dangerous due to their size in comparison to the convicts?

Any other hint or advice to help me out with this new experience would be greatly appreciated.
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welcome to the community...

you are lucky to have eggs of oscar...
many hobbyist are trying to breed their pets but no spawning...
oscar are good parents.... if you have male/female tandem,
there should be black spot in the eggs on the 2nd day, wiggling tails
on the 3rd day, and swimmers on the 4th day...
however, having tank mates may tend the parents to be aggressive
or may eat all eggs... sometime, tank mate love to snatch those eggs
or wigglers. if eggs do hatched... you can set up their own tank and
expect them to lay eggs again...
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Thank you Draco. I will keep an eye on them and see what happens over the next couple of days.

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not sure and i can not see the organs... apparently, the lutino is the female
and the tiger is the male... however, the eggs seem not becoming opaque
which means not fertilized...

two things... The male is not yet ready for sperm spraying...
or you have 2 female in there!
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Here is a new video taken today of my babies :)

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wow... it looks like you have some wigglers already...
take a closer look at those eggs, some have small tails already...
you need to remove all other tank mates you have there
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Yes I saw that yesterday but today when I woke up (this is the forth day) to my surprise I did not find any more eggs the stone is clear from anything on it. I do not see free swimming babies either. Where would they have gone to? :(
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look at the corner where water current is at the least... parents will guard them...
otherwise ... other tankmates may had snatched them all...
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Hey Draco,

Last night my Oscars laid eggs again for the second time. Right now there are only the parents in the tank. I removed all the other tank mates. So, we will see hoe successful is this attempt. :)
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Here they are on the 3rd day:
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