Cichlids

Do Oscar Fish Eat Other Fish? With Video | 3 Risks

Do Oscar Fish Eat Other Fish? With Video | 3 Risks

Yes, oscar fish eat other fish – both in the wild and in the tank. Oscars are avaricious eaters. On top of that, they have a terrible temper. So, if given a chance, oscars will consume any fish they can fit inside their mouth. Therefore, when choosing tank mates to go inside an oscar’s tank, only opt for fish that are almost as big as oscars and have an assertive personality. 

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Cichlid Swimming Up And Down? How To Stop It?

Cichlid Swimming Up And Down? How To Stop It?

The term for swimming up and down the tank is ‘glass surfing.’ The most likely cause behind this eccentric behavior is an unsuitable environment. It could be a cramped tank, toxic water parameters, or an entirely new environment. However, other times, the reason could be something as simple as boredom and chasing own reflection! 

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Do Oscar Fish Sleep? Can They See At Night?

Do Oscar Fish Sleep? Can They See At Night?

Yes, oscar fish sleep. They retire to their favorite corners at the bottom of the fish tank and call it a night. Like us, they have sleep cycles. And their body also produces hormones that regulate their sleeping pattern and calibrate their internal clocks. 

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One-stop Guide On Oscar Fish Eggs!

One-stop Guide On Oscar Fish Eggs!

When freshly laid, oscar fish eggs are white in color. They are slightly bigger than a salt flake – about a millimeter in diameter. But the following day or so, they start to look like a mini chocolate ball. Since the matriarch lays hundreds of eggs, it looks like someone just scattered some salt on the rock. 

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