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    How long do Oscars live?

    Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by Roberto C. Wells, Feb 12, 2006.

    1. Roberto C. Wells

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      How long do Oscars usually live?
      I just put a six year old female in with a 1 year old male and a ½ a year old female
      and all they do is shake there fins and open there mouths
      should I be worried
       
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      It's most likely signs of aggression. The previously existing O's are likely defending their turf. If cared for properly, provided a healthy diet, proper tank size etc. O's can live for about a decade. Just out of curiousity, what size tank are your 3 O's in?
       
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      95 G
       
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      You should upload some pics of those bad boys to your Gallery. I'd love to see them.
       
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      95 gallons is a tad bit small for 3 fully grown oscars. Especially if two of them decide to pair off.
       
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      My Canon Mark II was dropped of the back of a boat two weeks ago so I don’t have a digital camera right now
       
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      they might mate or your male is not ready and your female is impatient
       
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      They will live about 9 or ten years in a tank sometimes longer depending on how nice you treat them. Larger tank usually equals a longer, happier life.

      i agree that it is probably aggression, you could try switching things in the tank around, it will throw them off for a couple days, but it may take any territorial aggression away.
       
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      under optimal care

      oscars can live to be 15-20 years old
       
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      I dunno, but I had 3 8"-9" oscars that initially showed signs of aggression to eachother and then usually just became peaceful after a few weeks or so, and schooled together.
       

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