I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

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They are picking on him, I'm not sure what to do about it. He eats and poops like crazy and not showing signs of distress.

Just try to provide him with some shelter where he can hide, if he's fed up with the ciclid bullying.
Like a crevice created by a small piece of driftwood or a small piece of slate.
it will give him a roof over his head, that'll make him feel safe, and it will be to narrow for the Jewels to take the crevice as a home for themselves.
Other than that, there's not much you can do.
As long as there's no permanent damage on Bob ,and as long as he's not chased through the tank all the time, he'll be fine.
With good waterquality any fin-nipping will heal in no time.


I keep trying to give him a good hiding place but right now the Jewels can get into whatever he can get into. He is hiding behind the thermometer and plant mostly. His damage isn't too much. I did come home to a dead Jewel today - there are 2 that are really picking on the other 2. I am pretty sure I'm about to be down to 2 Jewels instead of 4.

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STAFFIE wrote: Amazing as always Brooksie xx


Thanks Staffie... you've had some pretty amazing videos lately too! I'm jealous!

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sharyn wrote: Fantastic Brooksie! The mood in the tanks is quite a contrast..the O'sare very Zen and the other tank...well..not so much! Is that a common bristle nose? I wouldn't worry too much about him, they are all armored,but they do like a hidey place. I have one in with the juvenile oscars at the moment, he doesn't mind the odd nip, the Os don't really do it much anymore because they know he is not soft. At the moment he is too big to fit in their mouths, but I need to watch his growth rate because he would def get all those armored fins stuck in their throat. Did I tell you my daughter called my new red tiger O Red? Have a great Chrissy. It is so hot here the kids have taken their mattresses out to the living room to sleep under the air conditioner..bet your house is a bit different!
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Not sure if I mentioned that the O's were pouting because their bubbler was gone! I replaced it and now they are all back to normal - chasing, playing etc. As for the pleco, we don't know what he is yet - hence the name Noddy gave him - USO!! You did tell me about your new tiger.... hope your enjoying it. You have a great Chrissy too! It is a little chilly here... but warming up to mid 70's again !!

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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

tanks look great. that is the first person i have ever heard complain that they have a bowfront lol good idea turning it around;)

I have no idea why the water bill is so high
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: I'm still here... video of Oscars & Jewels

I don't mind the bowfront until I try to take pics. I can't zoom in on them because the bow distorts it !

Bad news, can't turn the tank around - the HOB doesn't fit on the curve of the bow and it too wide to fit on the flat end of the tank. Sigh...... oh well!

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