If you don't jump, it does not hurt or bleed.Black Horror said:Does it hurt when an oscar bites?
I totally agree. I bought the 1st 2 puffers not knowning anything about them....shame on me ONCE...I don't want to do that again...so, I will look for that book this weekend....darkwolf29a said:
There's the book title for you.
That might get directly there.
Honestly, I got my copy from Petco yesterday. So far, it's a good book.
I've read the parts about feeding and personality. Really just the first couple of chapters.
If you're going to own one, I think you should understand what you are getting yourself into. I enjoy my time with Ody, which is really all that matters, IMO.
My oscar would act pretty much the same; except I gave up on the plants, it was useless. I stuck to cool big rocks abd pieces of driftwood. Whic, BTW, he would move and push around until he was happy with his digs. It was a riot to watch him spending hours eyeballing rocks and then shoving them around.I play with mine, and he comes brushes up against my arm when I'm cleaning his mess. LOL He likes to dig, so I'm constantly replanting plants.
Oh, Oh, I know this one...how to get a fish to be still so you can take a photo of them.darkwolf29a said:Why is it so hard to get a fish sit still? LOL
You can't be scared of them. Not, that you should be. Honestly, I was a bit worried about Ody. I bought him at 1.5 in because of that. I wanted to get used to him before he got too big. Now...I'm not even worried. He acts like a dog, really. Since he and the pleco are the only things in the tank...he craves attention. ANd...I spoil him rotten. Honestly, I highly recommend Oscars to anyone with a 55 gallon tank. If Ody were any sweeter...he'd be made of angelfood cake. **** I know..it sounds whimpy, but Ody is a very sweet fish, with a very cool disposition.Cody said:I thought about a oscar or a jack for my 55 but I'm just to scared...they get to big and I like my fingers..I would be afreaid to stick my hand in there for anything I don't think I could handle a oscar or a jack
I'm sure if a big Oscar bites you, it will hurt more than a small one, yes. However, I would disagree with the statement of it depending on the size alone.MrsCK said:Yes it hurts. Ours bit my DH a few times already and on more than one occasion it bled. I think it depends on what size oscar you have.