Are My Oscars Fighting Or Breeding

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Hello. Your oscars are lip-locking it could mean fighting or breeding behaviours. Do you know the sexes. Also what size tank do you have.
 

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I have no idea on sex I've tried to figure it out it's just beyond me and they're in a 55 gallon
 

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You have some stocking issues if you'd like to discuss them, that could be the source of the fighting if it's not breeding behaviour.
 

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I have no idea on sex I've tried to figure it out it's just beyond me and they're in a 55 gallon
Most likely your Oscars are fighting. Oscars usually fight with each other. As is your tank is not appropriate for even one oscar so they are probably fighting for territory.
 

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I'm also having an issue with this brown stuff growing all over the place in a different tank

Why is my 55 gallon tank not appropriate for an Oscar
 
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The "brown stuff" looks like diatoms, which should go away on its own. If you don't like it though, you can just scrub it off, it comes off quite easily
One reason that a 55 gallon is not appropriate is that the Oscars will get much bigger. Oscars are very aggressive fish and need a lot of "territory" if you were to have more than one.
The minimum I would say for an Oscar is a 75g.
 

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The 55 does not have enough swimming space for an oscar and the capacity. What type of filter do you have. The brown stuff is diatoms.
 

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Okay well I split the two up the only other tank I had was a 30 long so I have the smallest one in it in the biggest I left in the 55 just going to have to make do with what they got right noThank you

Is so old I can't remember what type of filter it is but it's a double
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Get the double filter I got two filters in it too soon to sides it's for a 100 gallon or was you asking about the filter in the tank with the brown stuff that is a 3 gallon betta tank and it I don't know what kind of filter it is it's just that come with it
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I really need to learn to talk slower so this thing will type what I say and make sense LOL
 
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Why is my 55 gallon tank not appropriate for an Oscar
The problem is a 55 gallon is only 12 inches wide and oscars can get 12 inches or larger so it would be very difficult for them to turn around. Minimum tank size for 2 oscars is 100 gallons with 125+ being the reccomended size.
 

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I understand when they get bigger I'll have to have a bigger tank for him but right now they're only 3 inches. And I couldn't figure out why they were saying 55 was not big enough for the size they are now. I know I have to get a bigger one but I've got time that's what I was trying to figure out if everybody was saying that don't have a big enough tank now. But I figured out everybody's talking about when they get big. And by the time they get too big for this tank I will have another one. Looking for a deal on one now.

The tank with that brown stuff on the Rocks is a 3-gallon it has a beta in it would I have room to put a couple Cory cats in there and if so would they keep the rocks and stuff clean?
 
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The tank with that brown stuff on the Rocks is a 3-gallon it has a beta in it would I have room to put a couple Cory cats in there and if so would they keep the rocks and stuff clean?
Unfortunately cories are reccomended for a 20 gallon minimum but you could add a Nerite snail or 2, they are very good algae cleaners.
 

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Will they crawl out of the tank cuz it's not a really enclosed top on this
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Usually snails will stay put if the water quality is okay, but you might want to cover the hole with cardboard or something to make sure
 

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I understand when they get bigger I'll have to have a bigger tank for him but right now they're only 3 inches. And I couldn't figure out why they were saying 55 was not big enough for the size they are now. I know I have to get a bigger one but I've got time that's what I was trying to figure out if everybody was saying that don't have a big enough tank now. But I figured out everybody's talking about when they get big. And by the time they get too big for this tank I will have another one. Looking for a deal on one now.
You can great deals on here once you have 50 messages. Try looking in the BTSF forum just to prepare. Craiglist has some great deals as well.
 

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I have nerite snails in four different tanks with openings in the tops, and none have left yet. I agree with the previous poster, I don't think they'll climb out as long as your water is good. And they are great at dealing with diatoms! And pretty! And they won't reproduce in freshwater, so you won't be overrun with snails
 

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I have my water checked every other day or so so it's should be good I'll keep the cardboard or something to block the hoes in mind though thank you.

I've been watching Craigslist and we have a fish store here that sells them for a dollar a gallon used tanks just waiting on a good one to come in.
 

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I have nerite snails in four different tanks with openings in the tops, and none have left yet. I agree with the previous poster, I don't think they'll climb out as long as your water is good. And they are great at dealing with diatoms! And pretty! And they won't reproduce in freshwater, so you won't be overrun with snails
That's real good to know I was worried about having way too many snails in a tank LOL
 
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