My oscar is ramming tank walls?

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My oscar is ramming the tank walls when the lights are on. i had just got him from a friend he is about 12 inches long the oscar has never done this in his tank ihave the same setup as my friend has.this is new to my friend he never seen the oscar do this neither have i so i tried a new back round and i tried leeving the lights on is their anything else i can do?because he wont evan stopto eat when i have the lights on
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DRACO replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

i had just move this topic in the right section so that people can response properly..

about your concern:
you just got it from a friend...
when was that happen?
how big is your tank?
is your tank cycled already?
how bright is your lighting?
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DouglasTheOscar replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

Turn the light off. At most have it on for 4-6 hours a day. At night, if I turn the light on it disturbs my Oscar and he goes crazy. My tank gets plenty of natural light so I go days without even turning the light on. You can admire your O easily with just sunlight. They don't need the light, natural light is enough for them. The light is mostly for our viewing pleasure, plus leaving it on most of the time will increase the likelihood of algae growth.

Tank size, water parameters and filters will be asked by the more experienced members so post them as soon as possible. The more info we have, the easier and probably faster we can help you.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

He is just settling in to his new tank, even though the same setup its new to him. Go easy on lights. And yes, what size tank, what filtration and water parameter readings will help should this problem continue.


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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

What they said and asked ...

Welcome to OFL. Hope we will get to see some pics soon !
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geraldp1001 replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

my tank is a 55 just got the fish looking to upgrade to a 75 g or bigger as soon ass possible my lighting is normal i fillter the tank with a 75 gallon filter with two filters in it and perameters whats that? im knew to the oscar fish
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geraldp1001 replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

i should b posting some pics tommorow
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Suprd71 replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

geraldp1001 wrote: my tank is a 55 just got the fish looking to upgrade to a 75 g or bigger as soon ass possible my lighting is normal i fillter the tank with a 75 gallon filter with two filters in it and perameters whats that? im knew to the oscar fish

When we speak of water parameters, we mean the levels of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate in the water. You should research and learn how the nitrogen cycle works in an aquarium. A tank upgrade is great, 75g better, 90g better still as your fish is a big fella. As an Oscar is a big, messy cichlid, its tank requires heavy filtration, both biological and mechanical. Your new tank should have a canister filter in conjunction with the one you currently are using. As you are not up on water parameters, I suggest you do at least 50% 3x weekly water changes on your current tank. It too is under filtered and the bio load is extreme with a big O in there.


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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: My oscar is ramming tank walls?

And to measure water perimeters you need a good quality liquid test kit. I know strips will seem a lot cheaper , but they are quite inaccurate.
The API Master Test Kit is what most of us use...

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000255NCI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1382799615&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70
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