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I got 2 new zebra oscar cichlids. They will not eat live food? They do not chase the other fish and are not at all territorial. Keeping with a breeding pair of Dempseys a pleco and a striped catfish. They love pellets and beef heart. Trying new foods to bring out the oranges. I love my two new zebra oscars though. I will be posting pictures in about 5 minutes.
 

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I got more pics if you would like? Tell me your thoughts? I don't know what they will look like when they get older. My camera kind of took the deep oranges out. I just put them on a new diet for color exel. Hope it works. In my opinion my oscars are beuatiful they have an amazing attitude and will let you touch them if you really wanted. They never care while I siphon the bottom. They just go about there business. I got these guys with a little less size they have almost doubled in size actually. They were 25 u.s. dollars a piece. Feel free to give me some info on raising my oscars. Or just give me your thoughts on them

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michaelx said:
zebra oscar?

they look like tiger oscars to me...
i love oscars, great fish!
glad you are so happy with them
Well it was a local fish store that some people drive 100 miles just to get there live fish from there. It's a couple that really know what they are talking about. They have 2 tiger oscars they call yin and yang. They are seriously 2 feet easily. It's really neat. They know what there talking about. But the sign for them said fancy zebra oscar. I decided to try them out. They have all these to choose from

Red
Super red
Snow
Red snow
Super red snow
albino snow
albino red
albino red snow
lemon
lemon snow
fancy zebra
veil tailed
long veil tailed tiger
long veil tailed albino
regular
red tiger oscar

And the list goes on, they have over 20 takes with oscars in different shapes colors and sizes. You should see there brackish water collection.
 

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Very nice, make sure to post picks as they grow. I think some shops call common oscar zebra, which is what they look like to me.
 

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Very cute. I love oscars. I hope they continue to get a long as they get bigger!
 

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Nice lookin' young oscars you got there! :thumb:
I hope to see them continue to get along as well.

Welcome to the forum! :)
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They actually have a lot of orange on them. I took the pics with a bad camera. Some days the orange is more than others its weird. They have such an amazing attitude, better than any of my other oscars in my big collection.
 

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oscarlover43055 said:
michaelx said:
zebra oscar?

they look like tiger oscars to me...
i love oscars, great fish!
glad you are so happy with them
Well it was a local fish store that some people drive 100 miles just to get there live fish from there. It's a couple that really know what they are talking about. They have 2 tiger oscars they call yin and yang. They are seriously 2 feet easily. It's really neat. They know what there talking about. But the sign for them said fancy zebra oscar. I decided to try them out. They have all these to choose from

Red
Super red
Snow
Red snow
Super red snow
albino snow
albino red
albino red snow
lemon
lemon snow
fancy zebra
veil tailed
long veil tailed tiger
long veil tailed albino
regular
red tiger oscar

And the list goes on, they have over 20 takes with oscars in different shapes colors and sizes. You should see there brackish water collection.
What store is this? *** always wanted a veil tail tiger oscar?
 

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Mr_Yellow_Shoes said:
oscarlover43055 said:
michaelx said:
zebra oscar?

they look like tiger oscars to me...
i love oscars, great fish!
glad you are so happy with them
Well it was a local fish store that some people drive 100 miles just to get there live fish from there. It's a couple that really know what they are talking about. They have 2 tiger oscars they call yin and yang. They are seriously 2 feet easily. It's really neat. They know what there talking about. But the sign for them said fancy zebra oscar. I decided to try them out. They have all these to choose from

Red
Super red
Snow
Red snow
Super red snow
albino snow
albino red
albino red snow
lemon
lemon snow
fancy zebra
veil tailed
long veil tailed tiger
long veil tailed albino
regular
red tiger oscar

And the list goes on, they have over 20 takes with oscars in different shapes colors and sizes. You should see there brackish water collection.
What store is this? I've always wanted a veil tail tiger oscar?
The place is located in Columbus, Ohio. It is litteraly like someones house. But they have well over 300 tanks that get taken care of. Only place people will buy feeders from. They also make there own cichlid frozen food. But it's called The Aquatic People. They will also take your sick fish in and make them better. Now I have no idea where its at, It's on the outskirts of C-bus but I went there with a friend. There is a place you can show your cichlids off once a month a few streets away.
 

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Count on a few things: their pattern will slowly get less and less detailed. As they get bigger it will almost be gone.

NExt, their is no guarantee they will survive together. Oscars are big, dumb, and sometimes very agressive(by dumb... i mean, stubborn...) There is no guarantee two oscars will work in any tank, but I wouldn't try it in anything under 120 gallons.

What size is your tank? With a breeding pair of JD's, etc, you should really be looking at a 250-350 gallon tank. You have YOUNG oscars. They can and will get territorial.

Your tank looks like it's a 55g, just by depth. I'm sorry, but this is a setup for disaster. I think you can pull of a SINGLE oscar in a 55, but that is seriously pushing it.
 
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