OSCAR & SEVERUM MATED!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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OSCAR & SEVERUM MATED!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Postby luvoscars » Thu May 11, 2006 4:04 pm

My tiger oscar and severum mated! i know that my severum is a male for sure. I have an oscar and a plec with it but i am pretty sure it was the oscar because it was digging holes in the gravel. I have no experience with hatching and caring for fish fry except guppies!How can i get them to hatch? any advice will be appreciated
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Postby D-Flip » Thu May 11, 2006 4:36 pm

Methylene blue will help if your eggs are infected with fungus.
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Postby WantanOscar » Thu May 11, 2006 5:16 pm

No experience with that.

I have no idea if anything will hatch or not. Some Oscars just lay eggs even if a male isn't around.
So just incase it's not possible for the severum to fertilize them, be prepared that she may eat them, or they may not hatch.

As for breeding, here's a link to the article in Oscar Care on Breeding. Hope that helps a little.

http://www.oscarfish.com/cms_view_article.php?aid=71
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Postby NancyO » Thu May 11, 2006 7:54 pm

I had a similar question a while back as it seems like my oscar and severum are also a pair. I was told that an oscar cannot crossbreed so there won't be any fry. Sorry.

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Postby t_chelle16 » Thu May 11, 2006 8:48 pm

Chances are they aren't fertile. I have yet to hear of a single case of oscars being able to successfully cross breed with any other fish.

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Postby luvoscars » Thu May 11, 2006 9:00 pm

if a couple of eggs are white, doesn't that mean the other eggs are fertile?
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Postby t_chelle16 » Thu May 11, 2006 9:18 pm

Fertile eggs will be yellow/tan.

And I know with the africans I've bred, all the eggs started out yellow, but it took 1 - 3 days for the infertiles ones to turn white.

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Postby ChileRelleno » Thu May 11, 2006 11:51 pm

Very unlikely IMHO too.
Most likely your O decided to lay completely on her own, this is not uncommon.
Your Sev may have got excited and hung around...I'm really surprised she didn't beat the snot out of'im....But chances are the eggs are not fertile.





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Postby OscarbitteninOhio » Fri May 12, 2006 4:31 pm

A Green Oscar? Yuck!

I also see no chances that the eggs are fertile. From everything that I have read, Oscars do not cross with other cichlids. There was a laboratory cross, but that took a team of scientists and millions of dollars worth of microscopes and lab coats.

Female Oscars may lay eggs even when alone in the tank. 2 Females may go through the entire mating and breeding act. They have urges to reproduce, just like all other forms of live on this planet. That is what has kept this planet populated.

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