Do cichlids eat off the bottom?
All cichlids eat off the ground, they fulfill the same niche as a catfish or loach in aquaria. Here are some bottom feeders i got in my cichlid tanks.
Why is my Oscar laying on the bottom of the tank?
My oscar is laying on the bottom of the tank and not moving. He is in a 55 gallon tank with no other fish. The ammonia, nitrite are 0 and nitrate is about 15. He has been on the bottom of the tank for 2 days now. Before that he was acting lethargic and sitting on the bottom a lot of the time for about 6 days.
What does it mean when an Oscar lays on its side?
The first time you see your oscar do this, you might be inclined to panic. Because, after all, it’s usually a bad sign to see a midwater aquarium fish laying, almost motionless on the bottom of the tank. But, don’t panic, 9/10 times it isn’t anything serious at all. So Why Do Oscars Lay On Their Sides?
How old is tiger oscar when he lays on his side?
OUR OSCAR IS 3 MONTHS OLD, WE BOUGHT HIM AS A BABY. WE NOTICED TONIGHT HE IS LAYING ON HIS SIDE @ THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. HE IS BREATHING, BUT NOT RESPONSIVE TO US.
Why does my Oscar fish lay on its side?
If your oscar doesn’t show secondary signs of sickness, then it laying on its side probably isn’t anything to worry about. And on the contrary, if your oscar fish spends long amounts of time on its side at the bottom of the tank then it might be a problem that warrants more consideration. Have a close look at your oscar and check for other signs.
How big of a fish tank does Oscar live in?
I have a 8 inch albino oscar, the love of my life, he is the sweetest thing in the world. He lives in a 180 gallon tank with an irridescent shark, pictus cat, jack dempseys, jewels, convict cichlids, and a breeding set of green terrors.
Is it wrong to give an Oscar fish a tank mate?
No, you’re not necessarily doing anything wrong. If you’ve only had them a short time, give them a little while to become acclimated to their new surroundings. They should warm up soon and become even more “sociable” or anti-sociable to their tank mates as they get bigger.
What kind of care does an Oscar fish need?
Care Level : Easy, good for freshwater beginners with a large enough tank and those with an adequate aquarium filter and those willing to perform frequent partial Water changes. Origin / Habitat : Slow moving waters in the Amazon river.
How did the Oscar fish survive the pictus?
The pictus died but the oscar survived with a little torque jaw after snipping the pictus spines off with diagonal cutters and pulling the fish out. The agressiveness of these fish will vary on a fish to fish basis.