Oscar fights ends up with worse injury

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It's my big mistake, I didn't move my Oscars into big tank. I had them (2 Oscar) in 75Gal Tank. Found they were mating with lip locking (very friendly fight). 2 days before I found one with sever injury where it cant move and was lying down. I tried to put the injured one in a separate tank (not cycled but added Prime) and as a result it become worse than before. so i returned my Oscar back to home. Now only breathing and lying down. All my effort went waste, feel like am going to loose my pet .

Oscar very aggressive freshwater fish
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Hello and welcome to our community.

Sorry to hear of your dilemma. It doesn't sound like a breeding ritual to me, it sounds like aggression due to the size of the aquarium. Oscars need space, if one of them feels threatened due to lack of room then it will take its frustrations out on its tank mates. I'm afraid you have learnt a very valuable lesson that Oscars must have large aquariums.

How old are the Oscars? Is the Oscar lying motionless?

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It's about 8 inch in size, counting his last moment. never expected I will give-up a Oscar due to space constraints.



Edit: Fish Died.
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DRACO replied the topic: Oscar fights ends up with worse injury

ouch! sorry to hear that... but as OFL said... we learn from our experience...
but one oscar in a 75 gal tank is nice to watch... just add a couple of silver dollars
to keep the tank look like busy LOL!
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