08-12-2009, 02:37 PM
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Breeding oscars became a goal for me 3 years ago. Im a huge oscar lover, I got my first two oscars 11 years ago, they lived a long 9 years and died one month apart. I cant imagine not having oscars in the house I have tanks ranging from 90g-250g in my room, the living room, dining room, and family room. Id put one in the kitchen but the wife said it would be war so I stoped there. Three years ago I set off to breed these, I thought this was gonna be as easy as throwing a handfull of guppies together and watch em multiply. Little did I know this was gonna be a huge pain in the butt and a massive money sink.
I purchased a 300g tank set it up in the family room. I called some companies that breed oscars, got in touch with Jungle labs...thus the dip sticks they sent me that they told me were their awesome product for testing the water...im getting carried away with this story, lol long story short...after a few failed attempts and losing to oscars, and 1 set of eggs, finally 3 years later I have successfully bred oscars, and both parents survived. When I woke up one morning I had 2 fry in sight, and no eggs to be seen. The one 75 I had was old and leaking, so I rushed to get a 10g for now to house the baby oscars, well as you know, Im down to the last baby; and I took a week off from work to be home and keep an eye one him. Ive come too far to lose him now.
I plan on keeping this one, I got an advance on my paycheck today and Im setting up the 55g now.
Yay for derailing my own thread! :D
PS: How do I get access to aquarium chat?