South American Cichlids • Oscar Rehabilitation

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Postby Tiktaalik Owner » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:56 am

If there were an oscar for Oscar recovery you'd win. =D> =D> =D>

This is amazing!
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Postby Leviathan64 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:27 pm

Day 83 and going strong. Thanks for the compliments. It's been great to see her recover.
She still has a few remaining scars that just won't go away. She is healthy and eating like an Oscar. She seems to enjoy the festae too. More pictures as usual.

Week 1:
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Day 26 :
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Day 83:
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:35 pm

Holy cow! Absolutely remarkable! And you know that oscar realizes what you've done for him :)

Bravo =D>
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Postby E82M6 » Wed May 02, 2012 1:03 pm

Wow. You did a wonderful thing for that oscar. It is good that some people actually care about animals.
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Postby Catfish Dan » Wed May 02, 2012 10:53 pm

I thgink I detect a little smile in those last two pics :wink: Posts like this make me happy indeed.
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Postby Tiktaalik Owner » Wed May 02, 2012 11:24 pm

Posts like this confirm my faith in the essential decency of the hobby. :thumb:
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Postby Nina_b » Thu May 03, 2012 2:02 pm

Tiktaalik Owner wrote:Posts like this confirm my faith in the essential decency of the hobby. :thumb:


agreed!
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Re: Oscar Rehabilitation

Postby cambelsoop » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:02 am

Wow great Job. What exactly did u do to help him. What did u use
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Re: Oscar Rehabilitation

Postby thegreatrazor » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:46 am

Quite the amazing recovery
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Oscar Rehabilitation Day 258 and counting.

Postby Leviathan64 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:30 pm

A huge bump here. Still going strong. Now in a 110 gallon with her male festae and 3 juvenile sieboldii. Maintaining her health and some areas just did not get back to normal. Eating like pig and enjoying life. Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/5u0pLOapsEM
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Re: Oscar Rehabilitation

Postby mellybug21 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:06 pm

Its great to know that shes looking great and feeling great all because someone took a little bit of time and lots of love to get her back to normal. :)
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Re: Oscar Rehabilitation

Postby aicardi » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:15 pm

Bravo! Many rewards here. First and foremost for the beautiful Oscar. Then you, and all of us. Wonderful heart warming thread.
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Moving on up!

Postby Leviathan64 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:50 pm

Saturday was moving day. I transported Oscar and festae to their new location. They are soon to be in the Fishguy's large tank. The festae to see if he can pair up with his female. The Oscar too as he can't resist an Oscar. 42 sq. feet of water or 1200 gallons is a good place to be.
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Re: Oscar Rehabilitation

Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:36 pm

Great news, this Oscar has been in my 1200 for while and when "she" was first put in "she" caused a lot of turmoil amungst the group of oscars already in the tank which consisted of a large female, five of her fry that are about 8" now and a red Oscar about the same size. The red Oscar has since died from unexplained reasons and the new Oscar is actually a male. I know this for sure now since he's spawning with my female as I type. Unfortunately she's laying eggs on the bottom of the tank where they've cleared gravel away so there's no way to save the eggs... There's just too many predators in the tank for the pair to raise the eggs to fry... She's a seasoned pro but I'm thinking this is probably his first time... Gonna try to post a video. :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FdyZrCpeUDk
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Re: Oscar Rehabilitation

Postby TheFishGuy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:49 am

Try this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdyZrCpe ... zQ&index=1

What you're looking at in the begining of the video are oscar eggs on the floor of the tank... They spawned behind a tree stump....
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