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JerseyBird97 02-08-2010 10:33 PM

Oscars fighting
 
My Oscars don't fight each other. It's my sailfin pleco I'm having trouble with... he instigates. Normally around feeding time he'll come up and chase around the oscars. I started feeding him first then the oscars. The fights are getting pretty nasty. They tore up his dorsal pretty good. I need to reduce this otherwise I'll to trade in the oscars. Any suggestions?

iamntbatman 02-09-2010 12:30 AM

How big is your tank, and what kind of decor do you have?

rrcoolj 02-09-2010 01:58 AM

how big are the fish? how long have they been together? Is it an oscar pair?

JerseyBird97 02-09-2010 07:57 PM

75 gal XL rocks for decor ordering up some plants two oscars about 6-7" large pleco about 8-9" pleco is 11 years old oscars or 6 months old

JerseyBird97 02-09-2010 09:05 PM

if the new decor doesn't help i'm affriad the oscars will have to go

iamntbatman 02-10-2010 06:02 AM

Well, if your pleco is the one instigating the problems I think you'd have difficulty keeping much of anything in that tank with him, at least not other bottom dwellers or larger fish that would make good targets. Perhaps some faster moving fish that stay closer to the surface would fare better?

Let us know how it works out with the new decor, though.

rrcoolj 02-10-2010 07:17 PM

75 is too small for those fish anyway. One of either one of those fish would fill up a 75 especially the oscars. If you still want cichlids get some central american cichlids like firemouth and convcits. They will set your pleco straight.

JerseyBird97 02-12-2010 07:55 AM

To little to late... the new decor is comming in today. I walked in this morning and my pleco was EATING my oscar! Who's ever heard of that!?

NC Frank 02-12-2010 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by JerseyBird97 (Post 324280)
To little to late... the new decor is comming in today. I walked in this morning and my pleco was EATING my oscar! Who's ever heard of that!?

Was the oscar dead? If so the pleco was probably just getting a free meal on an already dead fish...

What are your water parameters looking like? That is a ridiculous amount of bio load for that size tank.

JerseyBird97 02-12-2010 09:02 AM

Parameters are perfect... he looked great yesterday


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