New Oscar Setup

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    Hi All,

    Well I returned from holiday and my wife decided to buy 2 Oscars in PE ... I told her I could get them in CT but she wanted those two. Well they survived the ride home and after spending a week in the algae tank with an irritating botia they have moved to there new accommodations on Saturday. I must just add that I had some guppies in that algae tank as well ... they didn't last the night. But then I knew that was going to happen

    I'll post the pics later this evening for all to see.

    Currently the tank has two Red Tiger Oscars (still trying to name them) and one Bulldog Plec (Jaco), all three fish are healthy eaters and strong swimmers.
     
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    Hey Banjo,

    It's always a pleasure to see other Oscar lovers on the forums. Best of luck and I hope we see some pics soon. ;D
     
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    Pics as promised ... sorry took so long to get them here.

    EDIT: Making the pics bigger for Mel
     
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    Gorgeous babies, enough to make any oscar lover broody ;D

    Very nice set up Banjo
     
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    Yay! I know that tank... and that plec   :maca

    Any chance that you can maybe make the pics bigger? But from what I can see.... Looks Great!
     
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    What size tank do you have them in BTW?
     
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    Kim.. It's my white Jebo tank. The one the Flash was in....

    Allan, did you by any chance measure the exact volume? I was never quite sure...
     
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    I thought as much (only saw your post now Melissa:) )
    It's a 1.2m if I recall?
     
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    Congrats man, I also love oscars - but don't have pace to accomodate them at the moment.

    Please keep us updated :)
     
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    Thanks guys!!!

    @Melissa ... I think I worked it out to 113 or so liters with all my gravel etc in ... I'll do a calculation without for you

    @KimH ... Yes it is a 1.2m
     
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    GASP! HORROR! plastic plants! :nono :evil :nehnehneh

    looks good alan :D
     
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    I used plastic plants cause i know what oscars do to plants ... there is one live java fern in there ... they havent touched it yet.
     
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    Banjo, I've managed to keep anubias nana, polysperma,java fern and an amazon sword with my oscar... he rips the anubias out occassionally - but generally leaves plants bigger than himself alone.
    How are they doing?
     
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    The oscars are doing ok. they seem to be permanently hungry. but they are a bundle of joy. keeping us continously entertained.

    with regards to plants ... i dont know whether i'll put more live plants in ... I'll have to monitor the situation.

    Thanks for the interest guys
     
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    Nice Fish Allan.
    Hope it goes well with them.
     
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    Hi Allan.

    My brother also got him a Oscar that look close to yours.Same size.He have been feeding it Live crickets, earthworms and Leen mince mixed with flakes.It have grown fast in the last 3 weeks!!
     
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    I had a friend who treated his Oscars to scrambled eggs :) And they loved it!
     
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    HEHE thats a good idea cameron as it rich in protein.I think a oscar will eat anything that can fits in its mouth.HEHEHE

    When I use to breed hamsters i also fed the pregnant females scrambled eggs.Worked great!
     
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    Well, my wife has finally named the oscars ... wait for it ...

    Introducing Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee

    Don't ask me which one is which
     
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    Java fern seems to be pretty much indestructible by oscars. I recommended it to a friend a while back. The oscars played with it for a bit, and gave up in disgust as it seemed to resist all their attempts at destroying it. They left it alone and it established quite nicely. I then suggested java moss, which also did well, and anubias, ditto.
     

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