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O Needs Something to Do 1 month 1 week ago #72311

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Usually my Oscar attacks bubbles from my airstone. But now there's barely any left for him to attack since I repositioned it.

I no longer have any room for a tankmate and wouldn't risk it because he can be aggressive + tank to small. So now he's targeting my 2 zebra snails :(

I heard of ping pong balls but don't know if the plastic leeches or anything.

Do any of you know how to keep my O occupied so he could just leave my snails alone?
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O Needs Something to Do 1 month 5 days ago #72317

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I have heard of many people using ping pong balls as toys for fish, especially Oscars. If you were concerned about them leaching chemicals, it would probably take a long time for them to start leaching (there made of celluloid) and the effects would be nonexistent in an Oscar tank with the water changes taking place so often. However if you wanted to be 100% safe you could just buy a bunch and put a new one in like every month... it's like 25 cents a ball.

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O Needs Something to Do 1 week 4 days ago #72333

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Thanks, and sorry for not being to soon.

Do you think putting holes in one would be wise? I figured if it's at the bottom of the tank I have no worry that he'll jump out.
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O Needs Something to Do 1 week 1 day ago #72336

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As odd as it sounds, I had a bunch of convict fry that I was raising. When they got to ~3/4", I put three into the 125g Oscar tank. My Oscar hasn't seen a live fish since he left the tank I got him from at the LFS ~2 years prior.

He got one of them fairly quick. One of the others lasted a couple months before it was consumed. The third one is still in there after 4 months. I figured since he survived without being fed intentionally, I'd start feeding him. My point....my Oscar seems more lively since I put the three tiny convicts in his tank. He's patrolling the tank more, playing more etc...
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O Needs Something to Do 1 week 10 hours ago #72337

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How much waste do.they produce? My o is real dirty... Especially with a smaller tank I'd be worried he'd get hurt on one of the ornaments.
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