Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

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Wolffie replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

Oh and if you do go to my profile and check out her picture it does not show in picture but she has blue dots under her eyes. I bought her from Pet-Co. They recently have one like her that's about three and a half inches long. Yellowish/white instead of the red. But it did not have the blue dots under its eyes.
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DMD123 replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

Good looking little Oscar you have there.
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Wolffie replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

So then she is an Oscar. But why is she yellowish/white instead of red? The other two were red when we got them she was the only one that was her color. Now they have a 3 1/2 inch one that looks like her at Pet Co.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

That grey oscar in your profile page is beautiful. I have never seen one that color before or is that a trick of the lighting? Looks kind of like a wolf. ;) Is that one in a separate aquarium?

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

Yours probably isn't a wild oscar, but I'm sure there are some oscars around that are basically the '' 'wild type' instead of tigers (like your other two) or albinos etc.

Here's what a juvenile wild oscar looks like: www.aquascapeonline.com/ProdImages/Fish_Cichlids_SA/oscar%202.jpg
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DMD123 replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

Wolffie wrote: So then she is an Oscar. But why is she yellowish/white instead of red? The other two were red when we got them she was the only one that was her color. Now they have a 3 1/2 inch one that looks like her at Pet Co.

Its still a baby and may surprise you with how it turns out. It could still develop a lot of red...
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

Nice little Oscar. A few facts/tips. You need more filtration, ratings dont apply to Oscar tanks. 55 will hold that fish for a year max. 2 in the 75 is no good from the get go. Your water is far too cool. Oscars do best in 80-84. Bring it up by a degree or two max per day. You need an API liquid test kit to monitor water parameters. Oscar of that size should eat 2x daily but not excessive per feeding. 1 75% water change per week minimum, more is better considering you may be partially uncycled and are def under filtered. I know you stated you have kept Oscars in the past, but what you have done indicates little to no knowledge of proper care. We can help if you are receptive to a little criticism, and open to advice on how to do it right.


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DMD123 replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

So the filter is probably like a Penguin 350? These are good filters but realistically for an Oscar in a 55g you would want two of those things running.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

Suprd71 wrote: Nice little Oscar. A few facts/tips. You need more filtration, ratings dont apply to Oscar tanks. 55 will hold that fish for a year max. 2 in the 75 is no good from the get go. Your water is far too cool. Oscars do best in 80-84. Bring it up by a degree or two max per day. You need an API liquid test kit to monitor water parameters. Oscar of that size should eat 2x daily but not excessive per feeding. 1 75% water change per week minimum, more is better considering you may be partially uncycled and are def under filtered. I know you stated you have kept Oscars in the past, but what you have done indicates little to no knowledge of proper care. We can help if you are receptive to a little criticism, and open to advice on how to do it right.

X2. Your in the right place for all the right info.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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Wolffie replied the topic: Baby Oscar not growing and is it an Oscar?

I change 25% of each tanks water every other day and clean their gravel as well. I just got two more filters both are for 75 gallon tanks and am going to hook them up this weekend when I do my major cleaning. As for knowing lots or little I am always game to learn more. When I was growing up little was known about proper care of Oscars. But ours all lived to what we were told by our vet as old age. 10 or so years. Yes our vet made house calls and would even check on our Oscar. He even removed an eye she had damaged trying to smash her heater.
But anyways I am willing to learn if you all are willing to teach. It has been about 15 years sense I personally have had an Oscar and I can see a lot has been learned on how to care for them sense my last Oscars.
Thank you all for your help with my tiny baby. She or he no matter how small she stays thanks you as do I.
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