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Firefighter337 01-22-2007 04:10 PM

My new tank, This time.... WITH FISH :)
 
2 Oscars - One Tiger, One Albino - 3-3.5" long
1 Jack Dempsey - 4" long
5 Firemouths - 2-2.5" long

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musho3210 01-22-2007 04:12 PM

nice little oscars, have you cycled the tank yet?

Firefighter337 01-22-2007 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by musho3210
nice little oscars, have you cycled the tank yet?

I called and had the owner of the local fish store come check out my tank. He came with his little box of testers and what nots. He said my tank was ready to put fish in.

He gave me the Oscars and the Firemouths. I paid $21.99 for the Jack.

So I am saying I did not cycle the tank. But I was anxious and I am not arguing with 35+ years of experience.

Wish me luck.

musho3210 01-22-2007 05:49 PM

ouch, those fish are very sensitive to water quality, you would be very lucky if they survive. GO back to your lfs and try to get a bag of cultured/used gravel, this will make it much faster

Firefighter337 01-22-2007 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
ouch, those fish are very sensitive to water quality, you would be very lucky if they survive. GO back to your lfs and try to get a bag of cultured/used gravel, this will make it much faster

I used gravel from a 110 gallon tank that housed 3 oscars about 3 weeks ago.

I think they will be fine.

musho3210 01-22-2007 07:50 PM

oh ok, yeah they should be fine, maybe a tiny bit of ammonia but they'll survive, sorry for doubting you lol :P

Firefighter337 01-26-2007 08:16 PM

My Albino Oscar ate one of my firemouths :(

I came home and the tail was sticking out of his mouth and it looked like he was choking on the little fella.

After 6 hours of looking at him "choking". I scooped up the oscar in the net and pulled the little thing out of his mouth. The firemouths fins were poking in the top and bottom of the oscars mouth, suspended.

After I got the firemouth out, the oscar swam really fast around the tank. So I fed him some pellets and he ate all but 2 of them. The others ate the last 2.

Good times...if your tired.

sazzy 01-27-2007 03:35 AM

oscars are great fish always causing trouble!
yours will grow so fast in all that space :D

Lauri 01-27-2007 09:41 AM

Very nice love the oscars

angel lover 02-02-2007 04:56 PM

Love your tank - had to laugh about the oscar eating the other fish. Did the firemouth survive?


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