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why is oscar bullying other oscars?

Postby buk_yo » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:31 am

i was just wondering why my tiger Oscar is always attacking my albino tiger Oscars..i have 4 Oscars..2 tigers and 2 tiger albinos..
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Postby mrs fish » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:35 am

What size tank are they in? Four oscars need alot of room to live to-gether happily.
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Postby billet-o-fish » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:14 am

You will probably find that your O has just reached sexual maturity, or he may just be the dominant fish in the tank.

How old and how large is the tank
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Postby DOOOO_IT » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:24 am

mrs fish wrote:What size tank are they in? Four oscars need alot of room to live to-gether happily.


Full grown oscars need around a 180 - 200 gallon tank to be exact...

How big are your fish?

Also, think about taking the Tiger back to your local fish store or moving him to a different tank by himself...especially if he is starting to hurt the other oscars in the tank. Oscars can bully to the point of killing your other oscars and usually the bully is a cause of over crowded conditions...but not always. You could just have an aggressive oscar. :wink:
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Postby gavinr1 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:36 pm

:D my 2 tiger oscars kept fighting... but know they're fine, best ov buds again. all i did was a 20% water change, :?
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