I had a 40 gallon tank set up for some Convicts that a friend was going to give me, but the same friend (not the Convict owner) who surprised me with Bettas a few weeks ago (and these neat glass bowls! she said - I had to buy them aquariums) surprised me yesterday with a small Oscar, so I had little choice but to pop him into this tank. He would eat the fish in all my other tanks.
So - I'm worried about him. He just lays on the bottom. I know they sulk, but he's not eating, either.
Should I keep worrying? Is it just because he's in a new environment? It hasn't been quite 24 hours yet, not until about 9pm EST.
He was acclimated properly; and his tank temp is about 78 and it's been cycling for a good time period; like I said, I was going to get Convicts. I also had already bought some Chiclid 'sticks' because I don't know when the Convicts will arrive, so that should be the proper food for now? I'm doing research to see what else to feed him (I don't like the idea of feeder fish since they're usually unhealthy).
I know he'll need a bigger tank later, but for now I just want to keep him alive. I fall in love with my fish very, very quickly.
Also - I've seen some tanks - pics/videos online, and a friend a few years ago - who had Convicts and Oscars in the same tank. Bad idea? 'Cause I don't know if I'll have another aquarium when the Convicts arrive.
My friend is NOT allowed to buy me fish anymore.