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post #31 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Okay.
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I have a serious headache.
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post #32 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:29 PM
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Okay.
-headdesk-
I have a serious headache.
ok, i hear ya...just do a water change as soon as possible, here we don't want to see fish suffer w/ trying to help it.

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
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-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #33 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 04:53 PM
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I think that if it was me facing this situation (and it's not!) I'd return the Dempsey and have the store issue me a credit. Then I'd go home, get my 55gl and get it cycled BEFORE I brought my new oscar home. I'd research doing a fishless cycle and get a water testing kit. As soon as my water parameters indicated that the tank was cycled then I'd go get my oscar. If your intention is to keep the oscar long term they really do require a 100gal to truly thrive. Is your heart dead set on an oscar???

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I think that if it was me facing this situation (and it's not!) I'd return the Dempsey and have the store issue me a credit. Then I'd go home, get my 55gl and get it cycled BEFORE I brought my new oscar home. I'd research doing a fishless cycle and get a water testing kit. As soon as my water parameters indicated that the tank was cycled then I'd go get my oscar. If your intention is to keep the oscar long term they really do require a 100gal to truly thrive. Is your heart dead set on an oscar???

I agree, return the fish immediately for the fish's sake of health. Then if you have your heart set on an oscar, get a minimum of a 75gal tank, and do a fishless cycle. After the cycle is done(about 1 month) then you can get an oscar that you will have in a happy setting for the next 10+ years.

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post #35 of 39 Old 02-23-2009, 07:08 PM
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Wow. Sorry to hear about your troubles. I agree. Buy your tank first (75 gallon minimum for an Oscar) and fishless cycle it. Then I would also find another LFS to buy your fish from. An LFS that doesn't know the difference between an Oscar and a JD is no good!

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
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Wow. Sorry to hear about your troubles. I agree. Buy your tank first (75 gallon minimum for an Oscar) and fishless cycle it. Then I would also find another LFS to buy your fish from. An LFS that doesn't know the difference between an Oscar and a JD is no good!

Agreed, but I like JD :) Oscars are cool as well.

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 #37 of 39 Old 02-24-2009, 06:48 AM
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Not an Oscar...Jack Dempsey

I can tell you right now that is NOT an Oscar. I'm not sure where you purchased this fish, but the person who sold it to you was misinformed. It is a Jack Dempsey without any doubt. They are known to go through many different color changes all depending on age, dominance, and gender. I have one that was mostly black like this as a juvenile, but as it grows a Dempsey will bloom with color. You will not be disappointed with this fish regardless of the fact that it is not what you where mislead to believe. All of what I've said is assuming that the photo you attached is a photo of your fish.

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post #38 of 39 Old 02-24-2009, 09:21 AM
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lol. i that that was already covered.
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post #39 of 39 Old 02-24-2009, 09:03 PM
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Please don't get frustrated, fish people especially in this forum, really want people to take care of fish in the correct way. Everyone is trying to help you, and they are definitely right.
Why don't you take the dempsey back get a store credit, and possibly wait until you can get a large enough tank to house an oscar. Don't know where you live, but Petco usually does the 1$ per gallon sale once a year.
Maybe a lfs will sell you a tank wholesale... (mine did)!
If you can't get a larger tank then what you are planning on getting I would suggest to start to look at different fish.
I know it's frustrating when you see something you want, but think about the fish.

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

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2 female bettas
6 emerald green cories

2 dogs Diesel and Hummer!
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