any one ever.... Question

  1. C

    Camacho Member Member

    herd of a blueberry oscar? i bought one tonday and it is awsome looking. i was just wondering how it got its colors is it dyed or just a hybrid? and when i put him into my tank the first person who went up to it was my lemon oscar but the lemon oscars tail was shivering any one ever see that befor?
     




  2. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Blueberry oscars are albino oscars coloured with dye, they look pretty cool but I really disagree with dyeing them :(

    EDIT: Just done some more research, apparently they are very weak and sickly and they are lucky to live 6 months, the oldest most people seem to have heard of is 1 year old, apparently they also lose their color with age :(
     




  3. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    I did a quick google search.
    It's an albino that has been dyed.
    Oscars
    Oscar FAQ
    Painted fish

    Edit: :;tmnt Ben lol
    I can't vouch for the care info given on the sites I linked to (I don't keep oscars). They're just linked to show what blueberry oscars are.
     
  4. OP
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    Camacho Member Member

    wow this stinks i didnt know that he was dyed ill see if i can return him in the morning wow kinda sad actually
     
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Yeah, it is. It's possible the store doesn't even know how they get that way.
     
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    Camacho Member Member

    yea cause i asked them like 4 ppl and they all said the same thing that the breeder dont dye them so i was hoping that it was a hybrid of some sort.. i just called them and they said that they wont take him back.
     
  7. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    you dont have room for one...has your tank changed ?
     
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    Camacho Member Member

    yup it has i have a 40 gal with my 2 jds and the 55 with my 2 oscars and im still looking for a huge tank but havnt found anything good on craigslist yet
     
  9. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    better hurry!! oscars grow super fast in the first few years...my 75g couldnt hold 2 with extra filtration! every other day water changes killed me
     
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    Camacho Member Member

    yea im starting to get use to it lol ive been doin it so long now