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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Oscars growth problem

U have a albino oscar and I've had him longer then my tiger oscar and my tiger is now 3 times the size of my albino. The ablino won't seem to grow at all and is being bully to the point I had to put them in different tanks. So why won my oscar grow? Or what can I do to help him get big enought to put back with the other one?
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What size aquarium are they in?




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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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They was in a 45gallon because they are only a few inches like the tiger is up to 5" tops while the Albino is at 3" and he is older then the tiger? But right now because of the buling the albino is in a 10gallon
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You need to get a bigger tank, regardless of their size. Their growth is probably stunted. Albino is bullied and not eat enough. Need to do 1-2 weekly water changes
I rcomend rehoming one., and getting the other in a 75 min.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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He won't growing before I added the new oacar
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 10:11 AM
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If the tank was was not clean he wouldnt, he may have been stunted brfore getting him
If yhe tank wasnt cycled prior to addong him it would make him sick. Theu need clean water and room to grow
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I kept him and his tank clean and healthy. I had two to start out with and one jumped out thaqs when ablino stoped growing. Then I added tiger bc he was giving to me and he was smaller at the time.
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The tanks are not big enough for oscars. Unless you were cleaning those tanks daily, and even then keeping a small oscar tank 'clean and healthy' would have been impossible. Oscars are absolutely filthy beasts, need large tanks and the absolute in filtration

The albino is stunted, small tank, being bullied and not enough food i suspect

You are doing you fish a disservice by keeping them in such small tanks, they need to be rehomed and size appropriate fish bought to replace then

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Sorry but I have to agree with the others, that tank is way too small . The smaller Oscar was definitely stunted.




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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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They will be moved into a 100gallon tank next month I had to have a stand built for it to fix in my room
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 07:01 AM
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Just cycle tank before adding them. Its still too small really for 2. I still recomend rehoming onr. You can do another smaller fish maybe. And look into a canister filter for up to 150g. Due to thr amount of waste you need a large good filter. Rena filsters are affordable, look on amazon
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2 will be ok in a 100gal. You will need a good filter (or 2) and need to do at least weekly water changes

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