Sick Fish

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  1. Wingman001

    Wingman001 any one say fish?

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    Hi guys,

    I am sad to announce my Oscar "Ice cream" has died. The fish was in a separate tank after I bought them because I noticed one in the tank I bought them from was swimming funny and doing barrel rolls and nose dives into the sand. the pet shop owner said he got hurt but I took precautions and though to put the fish in a separate tank for a wile.

    What can this be? I am worries about the last fish?

    Symto:wondering:ms:
    Loss of balance.
    Heavy breathing.
    Swimming head down,
    barrel rolls into the sand
    No visible spots.
     
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    Carping MTS Victim

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    Wingman001

    Wingman001 any one say fish?

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    Thanks for the posts Im still not to sure there are no visible elements to this just died within 8 hours?
     
  5. solex69

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    This could be your fish's problem (I think it's option 7). Keep this site bookmarked...it is a nice reference site (thanks to High-wash for finding this and sharing)
     
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    Wingman001

    Wingman001 any one say fish?

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    thanks for the help! Both fish have sadly passed away. But the good news is that the pet shop owner agreed not to get any more painted fish. Yay and replace the dead fish with others!

    My wife said she wants Oscars, I want a pair of convict chilids?

    Any suggestions!

    thanks for the help! Both fish have sadly passed away. But the good news is that the pet shop owner agreed not to get any more painted fish. Yay and replace the dead fish with others!

    My wife said she wants Oscars, I want a pair of convict chilids?

    Any suggestions!
     
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    My vote will go to the oscars....the convicts will breed like rabbits if you get a pair. Also, convicts are aggressive compared to oscars. Oscars will be quite peaceful as long as you don't give them fish that they will consider as food.
     
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    Zafgak Old fart

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    I agree with your wife - Oscars are the way to go ... Convicts are the roaches of the fish world ...
     
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    Betta not show your wife this thread...she'll most likely gloat and tell you "...you see wingman, I am always right and you should always listen to me. Now go put on your wings and go get my Oscars" :) lol
     
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    NAHHH - us women NEVER gloat :blink1:
    well hardly ever.......

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    okay sometimes......

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    okay she'll gloat!!!!!:bigsmile:
     
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    ive got a white longfin oscar about 15cm long, in perfect health my tank is bocoming to small, its for free come and colect in potchefstroom
     
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    Wingman001

    Wingman001 any one say fish?

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    A little bit far bro!
     
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    i dont think it will survive postnet ultrafast deliveries ;-)) . its stil available to any one. the guy at the LFS gave me some wrong advise, and 'n 6cm oscar ended up in my 60L tank in Feb, its now only 18cm long!!!! back then i didnt do any research regarding aquariums, he said he was a expert!! and then i started searching google and found TASA, and realised his expert advise wat not very fruitful
     
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    Wingman001

    Wingman001 any one say fish?

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    How fast do they grow?
     
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    Zafgak Old fart

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    Replied already
     
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    they grow like mad, mine was 6cm in feb its in a 60L tub, i fed it bloodworms at first with sinking pelets, and then earthworms and sinking pelets the size of disprins, at the moment its eating about 6 large earthworms a day, and 2 or 3 pelets. oh and every now and then i will treat it with a live platy!!! :)))), if uve got a big setup u wil love them. im feeling sory for mine in its small tank, thats why im looking for a owner, its got personality
     
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    small_fry Fish King

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    hey carl,

    you have pics of this O?
     

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