The Oscar Fish Breeding Diseases and Care with Tank Mates information
The Oscar Fish Breeding, Diseases and Care with Tank Mates information.
Hello Friends and welcome to another fish review on DSBPets, today we will talk about Oscars or tiger Oscars Fish Diseases and care with Tank make information this blog will be helpful for you so read carefully all the details.
Oscar is an aggressive cichlid, you can’t tell by looking at it as it swims peacefully in the middle of your tank but looks can be deceiving metaphor was made for this fish. I had few Oscars that I immaturely put with some Blood Red Parrot Fish, they all stay together but as i mention before Oscar is a aggressive fish so they always attack on my Blood Red Parrot Fish.
Oscar are very intelligent and extremely social fish. It is recommended for experienced hobbyists only, there amazing color scheme and social behavior can bring life to any room you put them in. Oscars temperamentally is a moderate fish, its semi aggressive and is territorial at defending its territory, but does not fight always and can do well in a community tank.
Oscars have different colors available, in which you can find black grayish with orange spots and albino with orange spots. It lives up to be 20 years, so if you buy one you can sure make it a lifelong pet. Oscars can grow up to be 12 inches from Tip of the face to end of the Tail, this fish deserves a separate tank.
Oscar belongs to the cichlid family. It takes various diets and loves rocks and caves in its tank. Oscar belongs to south America and lives in its rivers, like brazil Colombia, Peru, French Gyana and many other countries, it was found as far as china but those are most probably released by the hobbyists. Oscar being a territorial fish defends against other fish dominating its territory or creating burrows in it.
The social behavior of Oscar is worth noticing if they are in a group they make sort of a pack and has a dominant male and will defend that groups most attractive female. They swim mostly in the middle of the tank and can disturb your substrate to find food. Therefore in order to control its aggression tank mates and tank setup are very important.
The water parameters for Oscar are simple they like water temperature of 24-28 degree celcius, keep PH from 6.5 to 7.5, KH should be between 5 and 20, GH and TDS should be moderate. It likes strong water current, so use a powerful filter or wave maker. Oscar is an omnivour and mostly eats whatever it can find. Dead plant matter, shrimps, insects, and commercially available pellets. So feeding it not that much of a hassle. Thing to remember is you need to include veggies like peas and lattice in its diet to avoid digestive issues.
Oscars most prominent disease is the hole in the head. This disease is the most chronic in this fish, Oscar gets a big hole in its head and will spread if not treated properly. Shift your Oscar to a quarantine tank and raise the temperature to 30 degree ceclcius. Use anti bacterial and anti fungal medicine in the tank, do a 25% water change daily and use a fresh batch of medicine, feed the Oscar green peas to help it through this period.
Oscars breeding is a difficult process, they are very picky when it comes to choosing a partner. So they don’t easily do that. If you want to breed Oscars, then get already established pair of Oscars or raise 5 -6 juvenile Oscars so that they can pair up while the grow together although this can take up to 2 years as they mature sexually. They breed in the monsoon season to replicate these conditions take the water temperature from 23- 24 degree celcius change 25% water daily and use a sprinkler on the water surface.
When the female is ready for mating it flare sit gills and lays it eggs on a flat surface. The eggs hatch in 2-3 days and both parents guard them. When the baby Oscars grow up put them in a separate tank, and put a sponge filter and feed them 2-3 times daily so that they can gain size. Oscar grows on you slowly, it’s not much of a fish as baby but as it grows up it starts getting attached with you and you do to.