Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 6:23 pm Post subject: New Oscar not moving around
I have a 155L tank. I have recently got two tiger Oscars ( about 7 to 8 inches). The other fishes in the tank are two silver dollars. One of the Oscars did not eat for the last five days but has started eating cichlid pellets today. It is chased around by the other Oscar and hides in one corner of the tank. It rarely comes out. It has lost its black colour also and has turned slightly grey. PLease advise whether to give any medicine....
Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:36 am Post subject: Re: New Oscar not moving around
What is your water change schedule and filter for the tank? Seems to me that either the fish was weak at the time of purchase, or it has become ill due to some tank condition. Oscars are usually robust and can handle a lot of abuse imo. Is your fish showing any other signs? Such as spots or wounds or laboured breathing?
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Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:38 pm Post subject: Re: New Oscar not moving around
Having a pair of Oscar is never a good idea.
The bigger one will not let smaller one to live, he will be harassed to death.
Also the tank is too small to give them space.
Take out the weaker one, there is no other way.
The only way you can keep them together is to buy 4-5 very young oscars and let them grow together, that way they might live peacefully together. But you cannot be sure even then.
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