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josh00498 07-24-2011 07:55 PM

Is this a normal color for a Tiger Oscar ?
 
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I just bought 3 Tiger Oscars and 2 are normal black, was wondering why this one is so light gray ? i tried to find others online like this and no luck

Is this normal or should i be worried ?
:roll:

rrcoolj 07-24-2011 09:39 PM

How long have you had the fish? Could be just stress coloration. If your water is fine then it should go away once he becomes comfortable in his surrounding.

josh00498 07-25-2011 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 749532)
How long have you had the fish? Could be just stress coloration. If your water is fine then it should go away once he becomes comfortable in his surrounding.

I have had him for 3 days now and when we got him he was the same color, my water is fine, i just think this might be his normal color im just unsure :-?

rrcoolj 07-25-2011 09:15 AM

If he is eating and not hiding then yea maybe that is his coloration. I have seen a few like that before. Maybe he is a young lutino oscar?

josh00498 07-25-2011 01:14 PM

yeah he eats fine there little pigs lol :-P

but i will look that up and see and if he is a lutino Oscar is that a type of tiger or different all together ?:-?

Christople 07-25-2011 03:36 PM

what size tank do you have, 3 oscars is a lot

rrcoolj 07-25-2011 03:36 PM

They are all just color morphs. Lutino is not a tiger it is a different morph all together.

josh00498 07-25-2011 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Christople (Post 750520)
what size tank do you have, 3 oscars is a lot

At the moment there in a 55, until i clear out my 100 gallon, but i want to sell my 100 gallon and try to get a 180 or 150 minimum. 8-)

rrcoolj 07-25-2011 06:09 PM

I would just sell the 100 and start looking for that 180. these guys grow very fast.

Christople 07-25-2011 06:10 PM

yeah


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