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New Oscar Laying At Bottom Of Tank

Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by jnms, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. jnms

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    I recently added an oscar into my tank. He is about 2 inches long at the moment.

    He seems to spend a lot of his time laying on the bottom of the tank, or in a corner behind bogwood. Then every so often he swims around the tank for a while before going back to his corner.

    He is eating and looks to be healthy. So, is this normal behaviour for an oscar, or is something up? He has been in the tank around 24hrs now.
     
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    yeh that normal, hes only pouting. they do that wen they get upset especially wen you do a water change or move ornaments around, buts its ok
     
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    Yep, just pouting because something in their lives.
     
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    normal. He'll come around. Just dont overfeed trying to get him to come out.

    Feed, scoop out uneaten food. repeat.

    He'll be a crazy tail wagging freak in no time
     
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    Oscars are sulkers, just how they are. Some do it and some never sulk at all. Its best to start giving him frequent water changes now so that he gets used to it. What else do u have in the tank that could be messing with him? Any decor to hide in?
     
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    That's why you gotta love Oscars! They wear their emotions on their sleeves. :)
     
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    as long as he's eating, don't sweat it. he's going to adjust.
     
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    He/She is just being a wuss before they wreak havoc on the tank, lol.
     
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    Ah, thanks all - that is great to know!

    I just turned the lights on the tank, and he is happily swimming around at the moment. :)
     
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    lol yeah thats an O for you, they are very emotional lol expect him to act like that for at least an hour after every wc and redeco of the tank lol
     
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