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Oscar Growth (figured it's pictures, belongs here)

Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:40 pm

So in the past few weeks I've noticed some crazy growth from this guy, and today while moving the texas (who is going back to the store today) temporarily into a breeder box back into "his" tank, this color change happened.

When I first got him (about a month ago)
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Him two weeks ago (normal coloration)
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After I put the texas in the box today
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55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby Riceburner » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:41 pm

nice oscar. Mine used to do a colour change too....

in a matter of minutes, from this regular...
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to this...
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and back...
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Postby sunny231 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:04 pm

very nice colours.
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:28 pm

Riceburner wrote:nice oscar. Mine used to do a colour change too....

in a matter of minutes, from this regular...
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to this...
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and back...
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Crazy! Does he do this when he's hungry/angry?
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby Riceburner » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:29 pm

He does it mostly at WC time...I figure it the slight mis-match of the temp or me poking around cleaning.....so stress maybe? Freaked me out the first time. :lol:
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Postby Husnain » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:51 pm

RB! your Oscar got some awesome red spots...
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:57 am

I'm waiting to see if my O will do this color change again, but ever since I moved the carpintis out of the tank his colors have gone back to normal. I think he was "displaying"...
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby SVanzella » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:19 am

Those are some awesome color changes! My oscar turns more of just a camouflage light green color and then back to it's darker color. I have noticed this happens mainly at around feedings when he comes to the surface of the tank, so I'm starting to assume that it isn't as much stress as it is only him trying to blend with his surroundings. With the light being on and it being brighter near the surface that is the only thing that I can guess that it is. I think stress can cause them to change colors as well.
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125 Gallon American Cichlid Tank:
- 1 Oscar (3.5")
- 1 Male Jack Dempsey (2.5")
- 2 Female Jack Dempsey (2")
- 1 Male Firemouth (2.5")
41 Gallon Convict Breeding Tank:
- 1 Male Convict
- 1 Female Convict
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Postby SVanzella » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:23 am

Riceburner

Where did you buy your Oscar that had that amazing white color change? I just go to the LFS and i'm looking for somewhere in S. Ontario that sells more unique cichlids.
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125 Gallon American Cichlid Tank:
- 1 Oscar (3.5")
- 1 Male Jack Dempsey (2.5")
- 2 Female Jack Dempsey (2")
- 1 Male Firemouth (2.5")
41 Gallon Convict Breeding Tank:
- 1 Male Convict
- 1 Female Convict
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Postby Riceburner » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:28 pm

I actually adopted him, so don't know his origin... and then gave him away a while back as I shut down that tank.
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Postby NZSIC'S » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:16 am

This is normal for your type of Tiger Oscar (I have the same type in my tank).

First pic (regular) is an aggressive stance. The new world cichlids (S/C American) will go darker in colour to show aggression (this is the opposite of African cichlids). You can also see that that his fins are erect.

My Severum doesn't display a noticeable change of colour.. however erects the fins when she/he wants to put on a display. However it's really predominant on my Firemouth, when he's stressed, he gets stripes (and can get quite dark).

Riceburner wrote:in a matter of minutes, from this regular...
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to this...
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and back...
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1 Tiger Oscar
1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
1 Red Spotted Severum
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