04-04-2009, 09:49 AM
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When you first move an Oscar to a tank or change around decorations, they'll lie on their side/stomach for a little while. They just need to get used to the changes. My young Oscar, Poe, did that for weeks on end after he was fine the week we brought him home. We asked the people at the pet store and they said we're doing everything right. We bought him a different light, this one has a cloudy bulb rather than a white one, and removed the large cave-like structure taking up almost all the tank. We put in a small decoration and added another small plastic plant (There are now three.). He know swims about happily and interacts with whoever's in my room. He likes to jump for his food and play chase with your finger outside the glass. He's bubbling with personality and all it took was removing a space-consuming decoration. Hope this helps!