OSCAR FISH BREEDING

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I have bought 2 adult Oscars, last month. (January 2 2015.) the pet shop where I bought them said they are pair, I have noticed my Oscars showing some aggression. the one is larger than her/his pair. the smaller one has rounded belly. is it the female? and if it is the female is it possible that she is carrying eggs thats why her belly is more rounded and bigger than her pair? they sometimes gill flaring and vibrating, they often don't like to eat any of the food I give them. I am being alarmed to their behavior. please I need some help. thank you
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A warm welcome to our little community. Okay, first things first, is the pet shop owner just assuming that they are a pair because that's how we obtained them, or has he got proof that they have actually successfully bred before? If the answer is no then his assumption that they are a pair may be wrong. Maybe you should ask him? Also, do you know how old the Oscars are? If they are a breeding pair then you should be seeing signs of breeding ritual behaviour. This can be confused with aggression sometimes because it can be quite rough. You should be seeing them lip locking, chasing each other around the tank. However, they shouldn't really be too aggressive with each other. Also, if one of the Oscars is bearing eggs then she showed had started preparing a surface to lay them on. Normally they will choose a flat surface which they will clean vigourously. If you have not noticed any of this behaviour then I very much doubt they are going to breed. I could be wrong, I've had Oscars in the Past that have suddenly decided to lay eggs, but I've normally notice the aforesaid behaviour beforehand.

Could you please post some photos, or even better some video?

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Thank you Sir for welcoming me here, :) and I really appreciate your response. I always see their tails vibrating, and sometimes I see them stop swimming for a while then they kiss, they're in their 75 Gallons Fish tank since I got them from the store, I will upload their pictures so you can tell. :)
the Guy in the pet store assured me that they laid eggs but they just ate all the eggs the next day, btw I have a small fish pond in my house that about
6ft L x 3ft W x 3ft H. I am thinking to transfer my Oscars in there, but I am worried to stress them so much, also I am wondering why they don't like to eat any food I give them like , worms and Gold fish and pellets.? :(

thank you sir OFL.
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