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southamericancichlidguy23 04-07-2010 05:24 PM

help asap fishing possibly destroying fish
ok so the two oscars are now locking jaws and circlig each other are they doing wut i keep hearing is aggresive mating or are they both males on mission to kill each other the one big one is surly 10 inchs now and the little one id say is 5 inchs one tiger one normal tiger being the small one any advice in the next hour will help my decision to either find the one home or if mating try to keep them from killing each other

southamericancichlidguy23 04-07-2010 05:43 PM

would a tank like 120 stop this from happing

iamntbatman 04-09-2010 04:09 AM

A bigger tank would give them more space to avoid confrontations. Keep an eye on them. Sometimes they'll do this more "playfully" as part of the mating ritual or just to establish dominance but sometimes it can be indicative of a bigger problem waiting to happen.

southamericancichlidguy23 04-16-2010 10:27 PM

they stoped the next day after they tore each other up real bad lol and had to heal

iamntbatman 04-16-2010 11:21 PM

If they're doing serious damage to one another I would suggest separating them. Whether that means separate tanks or a divider is up to you. Keep the water quality pristine and be prepared to use anti-bacterial and anti-fungal meds should infection set in.

southamericancichlidguy23 04-17-2010 12:42 PM

i put some scale heal stuff in they tore some scales on the face couple on the side they stoped the next day and never fought again since its interesting theses oscars are kinda like people have misagreemint fight it out then there friends riding next to each other or in this case swimming next to each other like nothing ever happened cool little guys

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