Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

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Hello all,

I am looking for long fin or veil tail oscars. I prefer the darker colored fish although the fin type I was looking for I have only seen on a white/cream colored oscar. I have once seen a black oscar with long fins almost veil looking that to me is exactly what I am looking for.

I am looking for 6 to 10 young/small ones in order to hopefully get a breeding pair.

I am in Canada.

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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

Most I can say is google veil tail Oscar's for sale and see what u can come up with I know there are some site's that sell them for cheap .Cause I know most LFS places dont carry those if they do it's really rare .
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ChampSilverado replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

Thank you so much for your help.
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Greg c replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

Shark aquarium in NJ has them right now,they had about 20 of them when i was there about a week ago, i just bought a red tiger veil tail from them, they had a couple of reds veils too, if your not in NJ i think they ship.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

thats awesome I hope you get a breeding program going! will be nice to see

you have some big tanks I take it huh

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

Champ,

You may have to wait until spring time as they show up in Ontario. I've read that the tropical fish room in Brantford gets them.
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ChampSilverado replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

Yeah, BIG tanks, in my office. Setting it up with professionals, running tank prior to getting fish. Hopefully will get at least one breeding pair. But don't you need various gene contributors to keep the offspring healthy?

I would love to find a real long finned veil solid or almost solid black. I like the darker ones, and the lemon ones. I would LOVE lemon ones. So how do you get a lemon veil? Put baby lemons with baby veils and hope a lemon hooks up with a veil and pairs off? But if you crossed lemon and black or dark what color would you get? To get lemon veils do you need to use lighter colored veils to cross on them?

Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

ChampSilverado wrote: Yeah, BIG tanks, in my office. Setting it up with professionals, running tank prior to getting fish. Hopefully will get at least one breeding pair. But don't you need various gene contributors to keep the offspring healthy?


Not necessarily unless you keep inbreeding offspring generation after generation. Breeding a single pair of related fish won't cause problems. Good luck!
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Looking for long fin, veil tail, black/dark oscar

You could always have a normal oscar breed into the line, and then have the offspring breed with the veil tail parent in order to increase genetic diversity. They do this now with electric blue jack dempseys, and in the last 5 years increased the robusticity of ebjd produced with less deformities.
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