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post #21 of 39 Old 02-22-2009, 05:04 PM
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hard to say without actually seeing it.
sometimes cichlids will flash a little. thats normal. if the flashing is consistant, you may want to keep an eye out for ich.
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post #22 of 39 Old 02-22-2009, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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He looks like he has turrets..
He can't hold still..
-bits lip-
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post #23 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a bit angry with the pet store for not giving me the fish I asked for.
I actually asked if it was, in fact a Tiger Oscar and I was confirmed.
Grrr..
Although, it's partially my fault for not doing my research before I
bought the fish..
-sigh-
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post #24 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 02:31 PM
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Did I just seriously read that u put a JD or Oscar in a 5 gallon? Or am I crazy?

75 gallon
1 pleco
1 OB Peac0ck
1 Yellow Lab
1 Blue Peac0ck
1 Greshakei
1 Red Peac0ck
1 Acei
1 Chailosi
1 Flameback
1 Rock Kribensis
1 CAE

20 gallon
2 female bettas
6 emerald green cories

2 dogs Diesel and Hummer!
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post #25 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah. I know, but I'm working on getting a larger tank. He's still small.
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post #26 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:47 PM
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He will outgrow that tank in a matter of weeks. You need to buy a new tank like today. Otherwise you should probably return the fish.
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post #27 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:56 PM
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All I can say is this is bad and you need to get a 20-30g tank at least, like now...

Do you have any water-test kits?

Do a 50% water change right now, the ammonia is probably high. In that small of a tank, ohh my, within a couple hours it could be 2-3ppm.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost

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post #28 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting a new tank VERY soon.
We may return the fish, anyways.
One, to get an OSCAR. Two, because he's not doing well.
And many other reasons.
I do need to get the tank anyways because I have two goldfish in a
one gallon I bought when my Molly gave birth. They need the five gallon
and he needs the bigger tank.
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post #29 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting a 28 gallon soon. That'll be his tank and
the goldfish will have the five gallon.
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post #30 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Emphasy View Post
I'm getting a new tank VERY soon.
We may return the fish, anyways.
One, to get an OSCAR. Two, because he's not doing well.
And many other reasons.
I do need to get the tank anyways because I have two goldfish in a
one gallon I bought when my Molly gave birth. They need the five gallon
and he needs the bigger tank.
Do a 50% water change, now...and use de-clorinator....
Hey wait...first you need to do a fishless or fish cycle (danios/barbs) and get a 55g+ tank before you ever buy another oscar or jack dempsey. Don't just go back to the store, inform yourself, look up fishless cycling, and get a 55g+ tank.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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