Oscar not lookin too good

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my oscars are around 3 inches long... i had four of them and now im down to three.. i gave the smallest away to a friend because i felt bad, the others wouldnt let him feed.. but anyway my third and biggest fish in my tank is getting beat up, im talking bad, he has got missing scales and his fins are shreded a little bit,and he tends to only use his one fin... the other two especially the albino one are just ruthless... but im not sure what i should do just wait it out? hes feeding alright,and breathing fine, just stays in the corner most the time.... i dont have onother filter for my other tank or i would put him in there.... he is my favorite of the three, and it would just suck to get rid of it... any ideas? comments? help, please.. ;)
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

i am not sure how big is your tank but normally oscar at that size
are not yet that bully..... perhaps space has something to do with
it..... can you refresh us with your tank set up please?
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JJR2010 replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

I have a 35 gallon tank and i know thats not enough but the only reason i have 3 fish in there is because my neighbor didnt treat them well and i figuired theyd be better off in my hands since i regulate the water and feed them regularly.. i dont want to get rid of any of them but if it came down to it what do u think i should do? give away the 2 docile ones and keep the really active-mean one. or keep the others and part with the mean one?? anyway i dont have money for a big tank now but i should be getting one by the end of march or so.... i know for a fact they are in better hands with me as opposed to my neighbor. but im not too sure wether to keep the healthiest one and get rid of others, or get rid of him..
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Goob_Scooper replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

Get rid of them all - you tank is WAY too small.

If you are SURE your are going to get a big enough tank very soon (ie >= 55 gallons) then keep one (but with large waterchanges every couple of days)

New to the whole Oscars thing..
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4' x 2' x 2' Tank with 100L Sump filtration
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JJR2010 replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

well i mean i didnt mean to have all these fish in that small of a tank, i simply took them off my neighbors hands because he was never around to care for them/. and if u were reading my past posts i SAID i was getting rid of some, but its not easy to find some place to put them. at least for the time being there mildly content, better than in my neighbors tank.. wich one shopuld i keep.. the agressive one or the one with scrapes?
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

the aggressive is always have a character and sure fighter.
i will go for it.
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

Good on you for the rescue but you have to rehome some. 3 oscars rarely get on well. Decide on how big a tank you are going to get. If its 55-75g keep one oscar, if its 75+ keep 2. If you are going to keep one oscar rehome any 2 you like, if you are going to keep 2 i would get rid of the aggressive one. most shops will take back fish (some even give a credit)

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JJR2010 replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

ull all be happy to hear my 75 gallon is on the way, and i found homes to the two other fish both in seperate 55 gallons..
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jawsbush replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

hallelujah bro..
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Nickisue replied the topic: Re:Oscar not lookin too good

Good job hun!!! "I know it is hard to do, but you did right by the fish!
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