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post #1 of 9 Old 09-14-2008, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
help me identify this fish

Hi all,

I recently moved to a new office in the middle east, where these two fish are kept in a tank that is both dirty and somewhat small. I've endeavoured to lobby for their release and possibly rehabilitate them back into the wild.

Can anyone help me identify what kind of fish these are, as well as where they come from? They're about 20 cm long.

Thanks,
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-14-2008, 11:28 AM
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That's an oscar (Astronotus ocellatus). It's actually a South American fish, so releasing it into the wild would not be a good option, as if it survived, it could cause problems with the ecosystem.

I'd recommend reading up on some more care information for these guys and trying to teach the people at the office how to care for them properly.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
Wow, thanks a lot! Am looking into adopting them. :)
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 02:42 AM
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hi
aww poor oscars. :(
have you got any tanks at home. ?
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
Alas, none. But I'll buy one... The size of the tank they're in makes me claustrophobic...
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 02:48 AM
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well good luck,have you been able to find the information
you need for the correct setting for them ?
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 05:26 AM
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I can just see how nasty that water is. :( You'll want a 75-100 gallon tank, go with 100 if you can...may as well make the rest of their lives as comfortable as possible. You might be able to find a really good one on Craigslist with a stand and other stuff too. You'll want heaters for them, sand substrate (they will pick up rocks and spit them at the glass...cute but dangerous), and your best be would be to use a sump filtering system. I've never been able to understand that whole thing so here's a good link to the article someone wrote about sumps:

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18762

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 11:47 AM
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I'm really surprised they don't have a nasty case of hole-in-the-head.

Where are you in the middle east? Craigslist has locations for Israel, Lebanon, UAE, Turkey, Egypt, and a Tel Aviv-specific listing.

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-15-2008, 12:16 PM
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Foods with vitamins especially vitamin c and also vegetable matter will no doubt be beneficial.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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