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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 2 weeks ago #71904

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After the loss of my Rapps Bumblebee Oscar some years back due to a bacterial infection, I just could not do another Oscar. While I still kept fish and other large cichlids it just was not time to have another Oscar.

Well the time has come and I decide to do another Oscar. So I am currently raising out 3 Wild Columbia Oscar from Wet Spot.The goal is for one to make it into the 300g.



This is my favorite patterned one


Baby O's are so cute



The hope is that they will turn out like this
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300g - H. Pearsei x1, P. heterospilus x1, Bichirs x 6
65B - Hairy Puffer x1
65B - Wild Columbia Oscars x3
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 2 weeks ago #71907

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Nothing better than baby Oscars, their markings look spectacular.
One very nice adult Oscar in the near future. I bet you have trouble giving up the other two, maybe another tank??????
150 gallon 2x Tiger Oscars
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 2 weeks ago #71908

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No more tanks, the wife would kill me. But the 300 is in the middle of some changes so I could house all three comfortably in there if I really wanted...
My tanks:
300g - H. Pearsei x1, P. heterospilus x1, Bichirs x 6
65B - Hairy Puffer x1
65B - Wild Columbia Oscars x3
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71910

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Yeah...I really like those little guys - they look great!!
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71912

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Good looking Oscars!
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71913

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Some Updates






They are showing a lot of personality at this small size with the largest being dominant and a little bit of a bully toward the smallest. Middle sized one has no issues with either.
My tanks:
300g - H. Pearsei x1, P. heterospilus x1, Bichirs x 6
65B - Hairy Puffer x1
65B - Wild Columbia Oscars x3
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71915

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Columbians may become this nice pattern in the dorsal section.
I like your plan but you should think about side stock to keep aggression low so that this three guys will not start to murder each other
We need to stop talking about the people as if they were the crown of creation.
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71916

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Awesome. Keep us updated. :)
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71918

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toom wrote:
Columbians may become this nice pattern in the dorsal section.
I like your plan but you should think about side stock to keep aggression low so that this three guys will not start to murder each other

Yeah, I am now seeing split fin issues happening to the smallest Oscar. Never have caught any outright nipping but the large Oscar has chased the other two a little so he is my suspect. I think I will stop by the store to add something... maybe some livebearers or some schooling fish for them to interact with and possibly draw agression away from each other.
My tanks:
300g - H. Pearsei x1, P. heterospilus x1, Bichirs x 6
65B - Hairy Puffer x1
65B - Wild Columbia Oscars x3
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 3 months 1 week ago #71919

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Good idea but a more on the hard side live bearer like Eiseni. This guys are fast and ruff by themself. Also the females become like 2.5+" and they are not so surface depending as Swordys and Platys. Guppys are to slow and will be Lunch after 1 or 2 inches of growth.
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