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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 4 months 3 days ago #71932

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Once the aggression starts it rarely stops and will probably detract from your enjoyment.
You'd like to jump forward a year and see how they developed, good luck.
150 gallon 2x Tiger Oscars
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 4 months 3 days ago #71933

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Hopefully the agression will not transfer to other cichlids in the big tank. While I like these guys it is not my main ‘wet pet’. When one makes the move to the 300 gallon it will have to get along with the pearsei or else it will get a new home and I will have to try something else. My hope was that the Oscar would not be as bad as many Central Americans I have tried.
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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 4 months 2 days ago #71934

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Sorry I couldn't get back earlier (internet was down). But thanks for the info!
You will definitely see some things about my O soon. :)

Hopefully the aggression doesn't transfer. You could try some of the things on this link such as lowering the temp a bit and moving the décor around.
Sorry if it doesn't help I don't have this problem with my one Oscar... Alone... With two little snails...

I don't know how to make links but you can copy this than paste it in the search bar:

www.myaquariumclub.com/10-ways-to-deal-w...ggression-11233.html

Please let me know if this illegal or something. Thanks!



EDIT: The link does it by itself... :cheer: Easier than I thought.
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Back at it... Project Wild Columbia 4 months 1 day ago #71935

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No pics update.... lol

Will give you the blurry pics update.These guys are just so active that it is hard to get them to sit still for a pic. Every pic Ive got now is just a blur without enough clarity that I just dot feel they are worth posting. But I know you guys want something to see as to progress.

Oscar #3

Oscar #3

Oscar #1


The Gold Skirt Tetras have helped the Oscars open up and become a lot me lively. Not really sure if its helped with the aggression too much since Oscar #2 has multiple tears in the fins and the other two have been caught going at him. But even with that it has been eating well and putting on size. Oscar #1 and #3 are both bold, and despite #1 being bigger/biggest, Oscar #3 has been holding its own quite Well. Might get a fin tear here and there but it manages to evade most nips and really looks good.
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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Stress colors from water change

Oscar #1 (top dog)


Oscar #3

Oscar #2 getting hammered on by the other two

Oscar #1 getting ready to nip at #2


Future tankmates
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 4 weeks ago #71942

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What kind of filtration are you running on the tank the little ones are currently in?
Also, what kind of filtration is running for the "Future tankmates".
Just interested in what kind and how many filters are running. :side:
Altogether both tanks look Great from what is shown... How many water changes per week?

Quick question: How do you move up levels (ranks) ?

Sorry about all the questions (especially the last one) I'm still new to the forum.
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Oscarmon wrote:
What kind of filtration are you running on the tank the little ones are currently in?
Also, what kind of filtration is running for the "Future tankmates".
Just interested in what kind and how many filters are running. :side:
Altogether both tanks look Great from what is shown... How many water changes per week?

Quick question: How do you move up levels (ranks) ?

Sorry about all the questions (especially the last one) I'm still new to the forum.

The growout tank is a 65B filtered with an Aquaclear 110.

The 300 gallon has 3 Fluval FX6 canisters

I do every other day water changes on the growout to get the little guys growing quickly. The 300 gets two water changes a week.

As to the level up... no clue
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 4 weeks ago #71947

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So the aggression from the biggest oscar got to the point where I put it in time out for the night and will evaluate how long it needs to be there for the other two to heal up. Oscar #2 has such bad shredded fins that its tail looks like a comb and my favorite #3 show some tears now too. Hopefully a couple days and water changes and they will heal up. I was not very fond of the pattern and coloration on #1and judging by its behavior would make a really good solo wet pet. But this makes me think it will have issues in the community when larger. Anyway the two smaller ones have a chance to heal up and hopefully they dont go at each other and make it any worse.
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 4 weeks ago #71949

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Are you going to risk medicating the other two? (#2 and #3)
I'm pretty sure they have things that can also prevent infections and fin rot too.
Although, with a water change every other day the chances of an infection are pretty slim.

The only time I every tried to medicate was when I first started the hobby. My gourami died due to fin rot a couple years back...


Time outs though... Do you have a separator or something?
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No need for any meds just a little clean water and the bully not getting them. I have him suspended in a large net in the tank. Just a couple days and the other two should be healed and will attempt to reintroduce.
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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