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    S.A. cichlid aggresion

    hey anyone i need some help in lowering oscar and jaguar aggression in the tank are there any good step and methods i can use in making them more calm(some quick info: they dont seem to do much damage to eachother just some occasional chasing, charging, and aggressive gill displays very rare light lip lock then go on about there time)





    3 oscars
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    lower the water temp/.

    feed more often, but smaller amounts.

    what size tank are they in?



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    they are in a 115g this stage in life biggest oscar in about 8in the rest between 5.5in and 7in the jag is the smallest but trys 2 rule everyone but my two big tiger keep him in check in a way the jag is the main aggressor but dont want to get rid of him



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    Quote Originally Posted by kroxabp View Post
    they are in a 115g this stage in life biggest oscar in about 8in the rest between 5.5in and 7in the jag is the smallest but trys 2 rule everyone but my two big tiger keep him in check in a way the jag is the main aggressor but dont want to get rid of him
    of her more like.

    115g is very small for that group of cichlids. You need a minimum of 150g for those three cichlids.



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    Get a bigger tank or target fish, but an aggressive fish will always be aggressive.



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    I think people will want to know the size of these fish and the tank size. Having lurked here for awhile, my hunch is that there is a species compatibility problem. Jags are very aggressive. I'm sure more folks with Jags will comment.



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    You are going to have this problem no matter what size tank you have, this is just how these types of fish are. Even if they were in a 1000 gallon aquarium, you will still have fish that try to rule the tank. Im not saying all South/Central Americans will do this but a large majority will. The best way to do this, is to have a lot of fish around, not just a select few. This works for me about 80% of the time. You may just have a problem fish and need to trade him in for another till you find one that is more socialable. I went thru 4 blackbelts before I got the one I have now, this one is very calm. Almost all of them thou have their spats here and there which is typical.



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    I have kept oscars in all different sized tanks. the best way to lower aggression is to lower the current temperature by 2degrees farenheit. it sounds wierd but it works!



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    thanx @masterb that was well put 4 me from my tanks i had in the past i did notice the more i stocked them the more distractions it provides



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    any ideas of what types of schooling fish i can use with these guys... i think a school of something would benefit because they dnt really bother the randoms(catfishes, S.bichir etc..) and would add some movement.. what will get big enough in a school???
    i heard other types of schooling cichlids can do even tough red jewels>> thanx all your help



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