Animal Stories - Oscar


Animal-World Information about: Oscar

A classic in every sense of the term, the Oscar Cichlid has long been heralded as one of the most spectactular and iconic of the aquarium fish!
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Paul Ste. Marie - 2006-01-21
My Oscar prefers water temperature to be around 78-80 degrees. Below 78 degrees he becomes very lethargic and tends to stay close to the bottom. Otherwise he swims around the tank, quite happily rooting in the gravel and devouring any morsels I give him.

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Frank - 2006-01-17
hi im Frank,i have two tiger oscars one albino and one regular. They eat like pigs. They are in my 55 gallon tank. I have a 55, 70, 30, 45, and 10 gallon tank. I have convicts that layed eggs and they hatched in my oscars tanks. Half of the baby convicts are gone from the oscars. my albino tiger oscar is 6 1/2' and my tiger oscar is 6'. They rip out my live plants like crazy so i dont get them anymore. they like rocky caves and rocks. to have a pair of oscars you need at least to have a 55 gallon tank. they have craps that are 2 inches long. that is what i know about oscars, i will tell you more next time

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Brian - 2006-01-13
hello i have had this fish before and i think your right about them having their own appeal. mine is not that demanding although he is very smart he chooses not to be. i have had him for two years and just bought another one tonight. my two year old is in a 55 gal which i bought just for him, and my new one is in a 30 which ive had for quite some time. THANK YOU

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Joseph Lopez - 2006-01-02
HI. WELL THE OSCAR IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST EATER OF ALL. I HAVE 1 TIGER OSCAR WHICH IS 9" AND HE EATS A VERY LARGE AMOUNT A DAY, IN FACT IF YOU DONT FEED THEM THEY GET VERY GRUMPY AND ANY OTHER FISH COULD BECOME APART OF ITS DIET. SINCE THIS FISH GROWS VERY LARGE VERY FAST HIS WASTE WILL EXCEED TO VERY LARGE AMOUNTS, THIS FISH IS PROBABLY BEST KEPT IN A LARGE TANK,

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DAVID VANG - 2005-12-19
Oscars, to me personally are fun to raise, although i have lost one due to water changes. i had 2 red oscars and 2 albino oscars, i lost a red oscar. mine are about 7 inches each in a 60 gal. tank. they do get aggressive towards the red one. their colorations are very beautiful. i would say these fishes are not for beginnners.

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Rahul Patrick - 2005-12-15
hi i am Rahul Patrick from New Delhi, India. I've had almost two dozen Oscars in the past one year and trust me they are the best. except discus, i have had all the so called exotic fishes. none come close to the oscars as adorable pets. right now i have five juveniles in a 70 fallon tank; ne pink, one red, two tigers,and an albino. there tank mates are two green texas chiclids, one of them being six inches long. these oscars love to eat aything especially if it is boiled chicken. i am waiting for them to grow and then would be shifting them to a new 200 gallon tank. thanks

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troy hoath - 2005-12-11
hi, im troy. im in year 10. i have a tiger oscar. hes about 5 inches and im getting an albino oscar that about 25cm long. my oscar likes blood worms and feeder fish and the occasional gold fish. i like oscars because they are the best fish iv ever had and iv stuck with. iv had gold fish and they are just crap. oscars are visious and i like that.

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oscar circus - 2005-12-11
oscars are great. i have three 10 inchers in a 200 gal. tank. they even do tricks like jump through a flaming hoop, and the one even tap dances!

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durrell loney - 2005-12-08
hey i just got my oscar's about three months ago(pukey&rayray)unfortunatly pukey was beat up by rayray and did not recover. now it's just him and a blue acara who i fear is going to be eatin up by the oscar when i get my new tank which will allow him to grow much larger than the blue acara but i will deal with that when the time comes. other than that they are lovable energetic fish which if not watched and taken care of can be very messy. also they eat alot including smaller fish that they can swallow

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sachin reddy - 2005-12-01
hi, i am sachin reddy from bangalore(india). currently i have 2 tiger oscars, 3 albino oscars and 2 plecos in an 85 USgallons tank. one of the albino oscars has only one eye but he is the most active one. they are all around 10 to 14 inches in length. i love them a lot. they are very energetic and intelligent. i have never fed them live feeding fishes as the feeding fishes might have some diseases. they recognise me very well. they swim at a faster rate when they see me. i hope they grow even larger and reproduce. my opinion on oscars is that they are amazing fishes and friends, so go and get one oscar right now into your aquarium.

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