1. Please clear out your caches and cookies and restart your desktop browser and mobile browser. Thanks!
    Dismiss Notice

S.A. cichlid aggresion

Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by kroxabp, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. kroxabp

    kroxabp
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Aquarium Desert
    Last Seen:
    Mar 3, 2016
    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
    1 jag
    random others
     
  2. TheHolyArachnid

    TheHolyArachnid
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Spider Enthusiast
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    "It is wiser to find out than suppose"
    Location:
    Spiderweb
    Last Seen:
    May 16, 2013
    lower the water temp/.

    feed more often, but smaller amounts.

    what size tank are they in?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. kroxabp

    kroxabp
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Aquarium Desert
    Last Seen:
    Mar 3, 2016
    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
     
  4. TheHolyArachnid

    TheHolyArachnid
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Spider Enthusiast
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    "It is wiser to find out than suppose"
    Location:
    Spiderweb
    Last Seen:
    May 16, 2013
    of her more like.

    115g is very small for that group of cichlids. You need a minimum of 150g for those three cichlids.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. Tayler

    Tayler
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    Last Seen:
    Aug 5, 2014
    Get a bigger tank or target fish, but an aggressive fish will always be aggressive.
     
  6. TahoeFish

    TahoeFish
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    mental health therapist
    Location:
    Tahoe City, CA
    Last Seen:
    Oct 10, 2014
    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.
     
  7. JasonGoneFishing

    JasonGoneFishing
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,703
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Last Seen:
    Yesterday at 9:12 PM
    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.
     
  8. oscarkid99

    oscarkid99
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    new york city
    Last Seen:
    Jul 19, 2012
    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!
     
  9. kroxabp

    kroxabp
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Aquarium Desert
    Last Seen:
    Mar 3, 2016
    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
     
  10. kroxabp

    kroxabp
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Aquarium Desert
    Last Seen:
    Mar 3, 2016
    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
     

Share This Page