What Do oscars need in there tank set up/home?

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Hi Everyone:>

Me again lol..What do oscars need in there tank set up?

Thus far i have
3 Lava rocks small
18 Round stones(large)
5 small stones
1 tresure chest

Any suggestion would be great:)
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Personally, I would say there is nothing written in stone that has to be in an Oscar tank, apart from water of course ;)

As for substrate/ornament/rocks, some people have their tank completely bare. personally, that is rather boring. It's nice to have some substrate such as sand or gravel and maybe a couple of rocks for the Oscar to hide behind if you want to do. Don't feel you have to put plants in though.

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Cordawg replied the topic: Re:What Do oscars need in there tank set up/home?

I got another question actually sorry.. My fish have been fighting since last night. They lip lock for a bit then they go sit in the side of my tank where there are no ornaments. any ideas why?
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Cichlids can be very aggressive, I'm afraid Oscar are no exception. I wouldn't put them in the same boat as Terrors but they can have their moments. Of course there is the possibility you have a male and female but until you see eggs being laid and fertilise, you won't know this. Male and female will often fight like cat and dog which can really look rough sometimes.At the other end of the spectrum, you could have to males that just don't like each other. If this is the case, keeping them in a small tank has a really bad idea, that could just escalate the problem.

Observe them, see if they hang around each other, swimming very close to each other most of the time. If they do then they shouldn't kill each other, hopefully. They will also sometimes cause injuries to each other which can sometimes be quite nasty. If this does happen, you have to watch them and try and work out whether or not they are just gone through some kind of breeding ritual, or they just hate each other. If the injuries keep happening all the time, then you may have to separate them. I know this isn't happening at the moment, I'm just creating a scenario for you.

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Should i trade them into the place i got them and how do i go about introudcing another oscar after the fact.. o shitzz lol if they are fighting cause they hate eachother i mean.
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Cordawg replied the topic: Re:What Do oscars need in there tank set up/home?

I think your right GUSS my Red Oscar has a littel thing maybe 3mm long coming from is rearend lol could that be his member? its no poo lol
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I think your right GUSS my Red Oscar has a littel thing maybe 3mm long coming from is rearend lol could that be his member? its no poo lol


If it is there all time, I think you may be mistaking it with part of its fin. I have noticed this before and on a couple of occasions, had been a doubletake because I thought it was the male sexual organ. If it is indeed the male sexual organ, it won't be out all time. When they are lip locking and going through behaviour like that, that is the sort of time that you may see it. I suppose it's the equivalent of foreplay and having a hard on :ohmy: ( did I just say that?) When they finish, and they are not really doing anything in the tank, it will disappear.

Where do you trade it in for another Oscar really depends on their behaviour and if they are causing each other injuries. Personally, I wouldn't encourage them to spawn. It's nice when it happens, but there's always a worry over ending up with hundreds of babies that you can't do anything with.

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Thx for the help again :) lol
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