Os hate plants!

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hey guys, i put an artificial plant in my tank and guess what Tiger did! he uprooted the plant completely and started attacking it relentlessly, so i took it out! at present there is no plant in my tank, i knew oscars hate plants but i didn't know they hate it that much!:ohmy:

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Os hate plants!

ive tried for many years and never had success with keeping plants in a oscar tank.

dont waste yr money or time with plants give them a guppy or a swordtail to play with rather

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drew replied the topic: Re:Os hate plants!

ive got a bare aquarium now as mine hate absolutly everything in there tank and the price of big rocks in the lfs are riduculas. carnt get any decent big lump of wood for the tank as there just hard to come by. im wanting slate in but i think it could be a bad idea as its rather sharp and my big oscars brutal with stuff in his tank.ive got the algae magnet in for ten mins a day now to try get him used to stuf in the tank.
hes coming round to it but still not keen.

ive also tried a big apple snail in the tank but he wuldnt let it be. if i get sum plecs im going to have to build sum sterdy rockery for him to hidein
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I have a few plants in atm, most real, a couple fake. They have only lasted because they are sitting at the back of the tank where he doesn't care about!
He still uproots some of them, but I just stick them back in! Gives him something to do.
Best bet is to put things in he can't move and doesn't attack too much!!! No use hurting himself for a rock or such!


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As you can see, he's uprooted one plant, and taken the tops off all the other plant!!! Little bugger...


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This is on the left side of my tank, covering my heater.


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drew replied the topic: Re:Os hate plants!

good idea with the big rocks . i might try and find some nice big things that he carnt move or hel end up putting the glass through haha

its unbeleivable how strong oscars are.they must be able to move sumthing like twice there weight if not more
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Os hate plants!

If you want plants, plants growing on wood apparently works. With plastic plants wedge the bottom between 2 rocks and oscars tend to leave them alone

If you want to cover pipeworks/heaters get one of those plants with a sucker on that hang down. You will need to put a weight on each arm so that it falls back down when your oscar attacks it and lifts it up (a small piece of lead wrapped round it works well)

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Jeffrey replied the topic: Re:Os hate plants!

I've even tried ping pong balls, made a big hole and sunk it on the bottom of the tank but Tiger is not interested at all; he is moody but he recognizes me and other family members but he is afraid of the guests or outsiders, he gets angry when he is hungry and bites the gravels fearcely! sometimes he jumps out of the water and bashes the tank walls! but he doesn't attack the pleco anymore they r friends now! such an amazing fish!
and i think he feels more comfortable when the lights r on!pretty cool

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OK SCRAP THAT!!! He got sick and tired of me ignoring him the other night as I was laying down reading a book and patting the dog. Next thing I know I see a gaping mouth latching onto the plant tops and wrenching them until the broke or came loose!!! What a bloody pain. So I decided to sit there and pat him instead. Bloody fish!!! haha


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