Oscar genetics question

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For example if i breed a tiger oscar with a albino would the broad be some albino some tiger? How does that work? I just got 6 2 inchers half albino tiger and half reg tiger and im hoping for a mixed pair. Sorry if this question has been asked but i cant find the answer anywere.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar genetics question

lol, the answer is.. you get what you get. Its more than probable your Oscars are already mixed breed, what you call Albino is most likely Lutino. Whatever parent gives the dominant gene, that will determine the outcome. Its really totally unknown. Be aware of this though... Oscars are not sexually mature until at least 18 months old, some females never lay eggs. You may well have 6 10-14inlong Oscars in a year from now, and still not have a pair. Hope you have a big tank, like 400+ gallons.


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Nice question and nice answer.

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Thank you for the info. I do have plans for all 6 fish when the time comes
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OFL replied the topic: Oscar genetics question

I put seven Oscars together and never got a breeding pair out of them, although a couple of the females would lay eggs every now and then. Obtaining a breeding pair is harder than people imagine. In fact, I would say people normally end up with a breeding pair by pure accident, rather than purposely putting Oscars together to obtain a breeding pair.

And the other thing that you got to bear in mind is that fish don't breed whenever they feel like it, they will do it at certain times of year when the conditions are just right. Oscars in particular will breed during the rainy season in the wild. People who breed fish for a living will often try and replicate these conditions in order to trigger the fish into thinking that it's time to start making babies. However, for you, that is some time off.

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DRACO replied the topic: Oscar genetics question

OFL wrote: I put seven Oscars together and never got a breeding pair out of them, although a couple of the females would lay eggs every now and then. Obtaining a breeding pair is harder than people imagine. In fact, I would say people normally end up with a breeding pair by pure accident, rather than purposely putting Oscars together to obtain a breeding pair.

And the other thing that you got to bear in mind is that fish don't breed whenever they feel like it, they will do it at certain times of year when the conditions are just right. Oscars in particular will breed during the rainy season in the wild. People who breed fish for a living will often try and replicate these conditions in order to trigger the fish into thinking that it's time to start making babies. However, for you, that is some time off.


i do believe oscar pairing is by luck... presently, i have 12 full grown oscars in my tank and i never see them pairing..
or i do believe in the community tank, it is difficult for them to pair up... i believe they should be put in a tank all alone
to test if they are going to pair up...

breeding... it is more of luck than expertise LOL!
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