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Hello everyone!! My name is Cici and I think I have Tiger Oscars! Basically a while back I was fishing at my lake and caught a really pretty white and black with orange stripes oscar which I decided to keep in my empty pond. After dropping off the fish in the pond I caught another one about the same color in the same area so I decided to keep it as well. Long story short they had babies!!! I know this is going to sound bad but I havent fed them and I have had them for 6 months but the babies are about a week old... I'm in need of a lot of advice!! Don't get me wrong I have tried different types of fish food that i see at the store but they dont come near it. I have 3 other fish in the pond with them and I enjoy watching them protect their own ... one of them swims in the front making sure no one is near them... the babies in the middle and the other one swims backwards keeping an eye out as well.

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Wow you are so lucky to have a climate hot enough for your Oscars to live outside> I presume you must live somewhere near Florida? I say this because its the only place outside south America where you cn go fishing and catch an Oscar. How big are the babies? i would thin that they have already begun to feed on what is in the pond and what drops in the pond but there may now be enough to keep a large spawn going. If they are newly hatched you need to hatch out some brine shrimp as soon as possible. It would be great to see some pics or video footage
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A half decent photo will tell straight away what they are. If you go to "different Oscars" on the main menu, there is a picture of a tiger Oscar there, try and compare it. Mind you, wild Oscars are similar so it might be one of these as well

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Wow that is amazing. Keeping oscars in a pond and they breed. I would also like to go oscar fishing one day.

I guess your oscar have been catching there own food probably insects from the surface

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I will try and get pics and maybe a video of them soon!! Yesterday I was feeding my other fish and the babies were going after the food too!! They arent very big they look like a cloud of a thousand mosquitos.

dinger454- I actually live in West Palm Beach, FL

Oscarfishlover- I went on different Oscars to compare what they look like to the pics but honestly they dont really look like any of them... I want to say they are tiger oscars because they have very defined tiger stripes but i saw that the tiger in the pics was more like blotches so I guess I will have to just take a pic and everyone can tell me what they are :unsure:

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Yes, a photo will satisfy your curiosity straightaway

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you are really lucky to be able to keep your Oscars in the garden and to get them for free is a real bonus. there was period of warm weather here a few weeks ago and i put some of my Bettas outside but only for a few days. Cant wait to see pics and or video footage. as for your babies feeding my guess is that you will only get a few survive as the stronger ones get all the food they will probably be eating small insects and flies that drop into the water.
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This is a picture of their home.

It was really hard to get a good picture but these are the best.... i'll try to get better pics later seeing how the babies just fade in the shadows




sooooo what are they?!?!

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They certainly don't look like Oscars. To be quite honest I don't know what they are, they are obviously native to where you live.

By the way, your pond is lovely. How big is it and what sort of filtration have you got?

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My boyfriend, who does a lot of fishing, was the one to say they were oscars so i dont know... thats why i came on here to find out more about them. As I read about the breeding section I was excited because they did all of that. The pond is over 100 gallons and about 15 ft long... as far as filtration we have a pump that is also used to for a waterfall it seems to have worked out fine.

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