angel vs oscar - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » angel vs oscar

angel vs oscar

This is a discussion on angel vs oscar within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I've always read that the surest way is to purchase a group as youngsters and wait until two of them pair up. As far ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey
Bolivian Ram
Bolivian Ram
Reply
Old 05-13-2010, 11:37 PM   #11
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
I've always read that the surest way is to purchase a group as youngsters and wait until two of them pair up. As far as determining sex on adults, I really don't know.
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 12:49 AM   #12
 
xrayjeeper83's Avatar
 
Well that sucks LOL, have to spend a bunch of money up front wait for em to pair then give all the rest away.
xrayjeeper83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 10:31 AM   #13
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Angels are shoaling fish that live in groups, so I would recommend a small group, say 4 or 5. A mated pair is OK if they are that, but it is not easy to tell and in young fish next to impossible. As angels mature, the breeding tube (papilla) is thicker on the female than the male; but you are not likely to discern this until they are close to spawning. Two males can lead to problems as one will be dominant and the other can be harassed to the point of sickness and even death from the stress.

A group of 4-5 in a 55g works if they are all acquired at the same time. They develop their social structure, pecking order, etc., but with 4 or 5 no one individual is likely to be picked on. In the event a pair forms, they (or the others) might have to be moved, depending whether or not you want to breed them.

The tank should be planted, and decorated with wood, to provide a natural habitat. And other "dither" fish are advisable, a group of Corydoras for the bottom, some of the larger shoaling tetra. Our fish profiles mention which tetra will work with angels and which won't.

And I certainly agree, oscars are far too large for a 55g; the potential adult size determines tank size, as the fish grow continually and in small quarters health and internal problems will be inevitable.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 10:35 AM   #14
 
xrayjeeper83's Avatar
 
as usual awsome info yall. Cant wait to get this 55 up and running
xrayjeeper83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 12:37 AM   #15
 
if u wont to breed andelfish check this out in youtube

Documentary - Breeding the Freshwater Angelfish - Part 1 of 2
and then this 1

Documentary - Breeding the Freshwater Angelfish - Part 2 of 2
ferszty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i think my little oscar has ick southamericancichlidguy23 Cichlids 14 10-29-2009 11:20 PM
RIP Oscar iamntbatman Other Pet Memorials 5 10-18-2008 07:52 AM
Please help with oscar lexiw55 Cichlids 6 05-18-2008 02:12 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 AM.