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post #1 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Oscars are always colorful

Hey, I know this isn't really worth a public announcement, but I just thought I would clear up one thing I have seen on the internet in multiple places. Oscars are great fish. I love them! My oscar is about 3 inches long now, and has beautiful red spots on it (no, these are not infections, it's albino). Several websites I have seen say that oscars are dyed in Asia before being sold to pet stores, or that they are given hormone injections to bring out their colors. The sites say that a young oscar's color will fade shortly, then slowly come back as it grows. This is not true if you feed your oscar shrimp. I got some very small freeze dried shrimp and noticed today how bright red my oscar's spots are. As long as they get carotene, a red compound commonly found in shrimp and carrots, they will show their bright natural colors, although I only recommend feeding oscars shrimp. The carrots don't work as well.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 02:56 PM
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Sounds good i would always love an oscar!! But they needa 55g but preferably more like 100g for 1?!! tHERE MORE STAND ALONE FISH ARNT THEY..
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:01 PM
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Based on what I have read, oscars need a 44g, but prefferabley higher. From what I have read, oscars take up 30" of fish. They don't need a 100g tank to be happy, though. It is not recommended that you have 2 unless you are using a 75g without any other fish.

An oscar is one of those major fish goals I want to eventually accomplish.

I love oscars

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:03 PM
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Something to think about when i get my own hiuse i like 7 years!

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:07 PM
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lol that's me in about 4 years!

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:09 PM
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Lol, i could like put my snake tank under my desk and have the same sized tank on my desk with oscars lol!! That would be about 400l!1

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:12 PM
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I would be very careful putting huge tanks like that on a desk. Unless you have an INCREDABLY sturdy desk, it will probably colloapse under the weight of the water.

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CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
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1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:14 PM
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yey probably would but at least i can 'dream'

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:17 PM
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Better in that case to 'dream', than wake up from a dream to sound of your 400L tank crashing down lol

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1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-11-2010, 03:30 PM
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To true lol!

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