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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mamba - 2005-11-27
i had an albino oscar i named Agony. i purchased him many years ago when oscars werent so well known and wow what a pet he was. he grew from 1 1/2 inches to 13 inches quickly. i was able to pet him and he would play with a small plastic cat ball, i would throw it in the tank and he would throw it out. he broke every heater i bought for him. his tank mate was a pleco who learned to hold his own. he also learned to ring a bell for food, and was spoiled rotten. i had him for 5 wonderful years.

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ANKUR - 2005-11-03

I HAVE THREE OSCARS WHICH ARE BLACK IN COLOUR. THEY ARE SO ACTIVE THAT WHEN I CLAP IN EITHER SIDE OF TANK THEY RECOGNIZE ME AND SWIMS IN EITHER DIRECTION. MY OSCARS EAT BOILED EGGS, WORMS, AND FISH FOOD. I LOVE THEM.

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Erin beattis - 2005-11-02
i have a 55 gal. tank with a wide variety of fish. when i first got the tank i bought two tiger oscars and two albino oscars. they paired off and were very happy. i had got a dragonfish from one of the pet stores and put him in the tank. by this time the oscars were 8in long and were very aggresive. i had been watching the tiger oscars out of the corner of my eye when all of a sudden one of the the oscars had gotten my dragon fish. the oscar had his head in his mouth and the rest of the dragon made an s shape over the oscars head.

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Wilmington - 2005-10-21
Hi i had two red oscars and i bought them about a year and a half, they were like only 3 inches long and i feed them with blood worms. Now one of them is like 24 inches long and the smaller one is like 21.5 inches long. Boy i love feeding them, the bigger one can jump out of the water and eat the food. they had laid eggs before, usually when i feed them with fish(heavily), but i don't get it when the eggs dissapear.

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Frank - 2005-08-15
My oscars were Red tiger oscars. they were going really well until i purchased some frozen beef hearts blocks from the fish shop(pet shop). now i haven't got any more oscars and don't really want to replace them, as i got really fond of the male and female i had. they were great eaters. they would eat about 6 guppies each. they also ate worms, pasta, and meal grubs. they were 10 inches long, lived in a 5 foot tank, and had a golden sucker for a tank buddy. boy he learned how to outrun them when they were chasing him. they tried to eat him a few times. hes still alive and well. anyway be careful what food u bye frozen. some batches can be bad and kill your fish.

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-[?]- - 2005-07-26
A great fish. mine swallowed 3 rosey reds at a single feeding. me and my friend were betting on it and it swallowed 3 hole.
very eager eater, eats almost all the flakes. I give mine other fish. the oscar usually fights with the convict cichlids in my tank, mostly because these cichlids were breeding and guarding their eggs.

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Natalie - 2005-07-03
I have had Oscar's on and off for 10 years. A friend of mine normally takes the adults once they have outgrown a 50gallon tank. She owns a 150gallon tank and they love it. They are very intelligent fish, have a hearty appetite, and always seem to keep busy. Most people want fish to be lively colored and Oscar's are not the first on their list. I however think they are brilliantly marked, the albino's, the orange specks, all of them offer a variety of color. The best thing is the personality though. They always seem to "spring" clean, and when they are really hungy they pick up a mouthfull of gravel and throw it at the tank. Gee how appropriate. But I wouldn't trade them for the world. Make sure you read up on them before purchasing one, two, or a bunch. They do grow rapidly and quite big. So be prepared.

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logan - 2005-06-30
i have had my oscar for almost a year now and he has such a personality, i now hand feed him chunks of squid and feeder fish, this fish is very hardy i'v never had a problem with him. i also have a bumblebee cichlid which i'm teaching to hand feed also. they are great tank mates.

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