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Oscar refusing to eat Surprised

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:24 pm Post subject: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 Folks,  in  trouble  again!  My  Tiger  Oscar  is  not  eating  for  the  past  1  week  or  so.  The  water  quality  is  good/average.  I  change  it  once  a  week,  50%  or  less.  In  terms  of  food,  I  feed  it  with  Hikari  Cichlid  Gold  and  Tetra  Bits  only.  What  Might  have  happened?
 The  tank  is  3ft  x  1.5  ft  x  1.5  ft  and  filter  is  an  average  800lph  power  filter...
 I  will  upload  snaps  in  some  time  which  might  help  further  to  understand  the  complication...
 The  fish  is  not  interacting  the  way  it  was  earlier,  its  now  getting  more  busy  in  its  own  business,  and  does  not  react  at  all  when  I  try  to  feed  it.  The  swimming  speed  is  also  not  that  fast  as  it  used  to  be.  
 The  size  of  the  fish  is  ~4.5"
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:48 pm Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 your  oscar  is  stressed  out,  the  water  current  is   a  little  strong,  it  neeeds  mild  current  or  a  less  power  full  motor  ,u  can  go  for  canisters  which  r  the  best  to  have  fishes  and  also  plants,  
 
 stop  having  the  filter  that  u  have  ,  change  the  water   everyday  20%  and  also  give  it  good  areation  through  air  pump,  then  it  will  start  to  have  food  slowly  and  get  better  ,  power  filter  not  advicable  with  amozon  fishes  where  the  currents  are  too  low  most  of  the  year
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:33 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 I  could  not  think  of  stress!  I  would  surely  do  as  you  suggest,  but,  the  filter  is  the  same  since  the  beginning...  anything  different  now?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:50 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 what  do  you  mean  by  beginning  ?
 stress  builds  up  over  period  of  Time
 if  you  are  using  Chinese  power  heads  the  circulations  may  also  be  more  than  800l/h
 how  many  oscars  in  this  tank  ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:56 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 I  have  this  filter  and  1  oscar,  and  the  3ftr  since  Feb  this  year...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:16 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 Fellow  Hobbyists....  I'm  a  little  bit  confused  over  here.....  For  Oscars  or  I  will  say  in  case  of  Cichlids  the  filter  outflow  should  be  higher  or  lower  ?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:13 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

                                                   
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Fellow  Hobbyists....  I'm  a  little  bit  confused  over  here.....  For  Oscars  or  I  will  say  in  case  of  Cichlids  the  filter  outflow  should  be  higher  or  lower  ?
 
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 Cichlid  family  is  a  HUGE  family,  with  size  ranging  from  36"  inches  Peacock  Bass  to  tiny  Shell  dwellers  of  Malawi.  Its  really  difficult  to  say  one  answer  for  all.
 As  for  the  Oscar,  Id  say  medium  flow  is  good,  as  these  are  from  amazon.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:35 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 Hi  Yuvraj,
 
 are  the  pics  of  the  oscars  below  your  post  the  latest  ones?  &  what  is  the  temp.  of  the  heater  set  at?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:56 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 Fishes  are  not  looking  in  any  type  of  stress  from  photographs.  I  have  also  faced  this  problem  in  past  when  I  kept  Oscars.  They  always  face  this  type  of  problem  in  the  starting  of  winters.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:10 pm Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

                                                   
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Fellow  Hobbyists....  I'm  a  little  bit  confused  over  here.....  For  Oscars  or  I  will  say  in  case  of  Cichlids  the  filter  outflow  should  be  higher  or  lower  ?
 
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 filteration  and  flow  is  two  different  subject
 
 filteration  doesnt  varry  for  fishes  in  one  category  such  as  fresh  water  fish  
 in  fresh  water  tank  circulation  should  be  3  times  of  the  volume/hour  ideally/generally
 some  fishes  such  as  danios  can  handle  high  flows
 high  flows  stresses  most  of  the  non  hill  stream  fishes,high  flow  doesnt  make  the  filteration  better
 for  stream  fish  aquarium  adding  extra  power  head  is  better  rather  than  having  one  single  high  flow  filter  power  head
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:43 pm Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 upload  few  pics  and  check  if  the  temp  is  low  add  a  heater  and  change  its  food  try  some  thing  else  like  fresh  shrimp  and  see  if  that  is  liked.....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:24 am Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 The  pics  in  signature  are  very  old...  of  the  initial  days...
 Let  me  get  my  camera  and  click  some  quick  shots  for  the  moment...
 The  temperature,  though  not  set  fixed,  is  ~30°...  now  should  be  about  25°
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:38 pm Post subject: Re: Oscar refusing to eat Surprised Reply with quote

 i  would  suggest  for  25%  WC  regularly  with  aged  water.......
 and  get  your  self  a  Top  filter  or  a  Canister  filter........
 
   BTW  what's  your  feeding  routine?????
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