Do oscars sleep sideways?

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Do oscars sleep sideways?

Postby uoompaloompa » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:02 am

Or tilted. I came home today late at night luike 4am. And i turned on the light and my baby O was tip sorta kinda in the plants. I touched him with the net to see if he was still alive and he got up and swam. I hate to be scared, lol I just got the little buggers. all parameters check out.
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Postby Johnny Boy » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:06 am

Mine does this too, and he/she is a baby. From looking around the website, it seems natural until the oscar is accustomed to its new surroundings.

I''m sure someone will inquire about your tank size, water parameters, etc. Can you post that info?
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Postby uoompaloompa » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:10 am

Theres 2 oscars 1 pleco. There in a 55 gallon holding tank for now which will be there home for about a week and a half. The parameters are

Ammonia=0
Nitrite=0
Nitrates=20

Water change day is tommaorw. There all going into the 125 once its finished.

OScars are about 1.5 inches. Plecos 3-4-5..lol
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Postby Sascha » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:45 am

My O's tend to do that at night, not so much during the day..they're always ok though..i think someone started a post about this only a little while ago..lots of people were saying they found their O's doing this..put it to laziness! I think you ought to be more worried if they're floating :)
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Postby Jonny » Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:36 am

Mine sleeps sideways on top of the plec, :roll:
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Postby finatic » Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:33 am

I bet that looks great, doesn't the plec mind?
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Postby AquaSal » Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:10 am

ya they do that -

wake up fish!
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Postby Jonny » Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:58 am

Well i think the plec prefers it to playing Tag and Hide n Seek which it has to do when the lights are on :roll:

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Postby stefffany » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:54 pm

I have heard that most Os sleep on the bottom like this, but mine sleeps as he floats up top sideways, always in the same spot.
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Postby kandydk » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:33 pm

Mine used to sleep on his side leaned up against the back of the tank- or he used to do that when I was cleaning the tank too it was like his "fetal position" when he got scared.
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Postby LeeTron » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:38 pm

Mine plays "dead" whenever I have to put my hand in the tank for any reason. He will lay on his side on the bottom and not move until I have removed my hand and closed the tank cover. He sleeps in the same position. This is my second oscar (the first was killed by a firemouth) to behave like this so I have to assume that it is pretty common.
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Postby sandtiger » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:11 am

My oscar sleeps with the two female convicts...they lean on eachother.
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Postby Jack Wallace » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:50 pm

mine sleeps right side up
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Postby sarge5121976 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:43 pm

stefffany wrote:I have heard that most Os sleep on the bottom like this, but mine sleeps as he floats up top sideways, always in the same spot.


My oscar does this also.
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Re: Do oscars sleep sideways?

Postby Kmuda » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:05 pm

I was reading through the thread and noticed I did not recognize any of the names. Then I realized it was a thread from 2004, 2 years before I joined the site. :lol:
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Re: Do oscars sleep sideways?

Postby Tom » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:39 pm

There's ST though... :D
That's 7 years ago! :lol:
Apparently the site's been active since 1999, that's the year I came back from Africa and started working where I am (so far).
Wow, that's over 12 years ago! 8-)
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Re: Do oscars sleep sideways?

Postby LindaD » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:02 pm

Actually it might have been before 1999. I remember we all had to re-register when we switched forums or our info was lost.. I don't remember the exact reason why.

Edit... lol I remember. We just lost our posts and post counts. Which explains my 186 posts. :lol:
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Re: Do oscars sleep sideways?

Postby Echo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:29 pm

Hmmm. 1999 was the year I got married. I was 20 and thought I knew everything. Lol.
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Re: Do oscars sleep sideways?

Postby Kmuda » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:21 pm

1999 I was working like it was.... 1999.

IT.... turn of the century time bomb. Perfect example of how the industry can manufacture its own work. :lol:

And my 15th Wedding Anniversary. Man... am I getting old. :roll:

I was still into Discus in 99.
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