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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-31, 17:08

So I have pretty much decided I am going to move on and the Red Isletas will go. I have actually been leaning toward the good old common Oscar fish. I had kept one a few years back but lost interest due to the lack of color. It was really healthy but bland looking. See what I mean:
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This guy grew from a tiny little Petsmart fish at about 2" to an 11"+ fish in about six months. I dont doubt that if I kept him he would have been at least 16".

So I think I am pretty sure Im going down the Oscar route again but looking for a Red Oscar or Lemon as the occupant for the 72g bowfront. Another possibility would be a Bumblebee Oscar or a Astronotus crassipinnis "Big Eye Oscar", but these both go back to a really bland look.

So anyone else like Oscar fish?
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Post  Madness on 2014-07-31, 18:08

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Post  Aquarium Co-Op on 2014-07-31, 18:11

I'd be interested in finding some high quality stock. Longfin albino tigers from the transhipper this week Razz

But I've been thinking about pairing up some Oscars with My clown loaches in my 180 gallon mainly cause I've never kept an oscar for more than 3 months.

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-31, 18:48

Longfin are interesting because you just dont see them that often. I saw a longfin tiger that was an accidental shipment in a Petsmart once, I almost bought it to resell but just did not have the space to do it at that moment.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-31, 18:51

Madness wrote:Suspect No vomit Rolling Eyes Very Happy 
At this point I am feeling that way about a certain amphilophus occupant... zero personality. Ive never had an amp get to be so lame. Ive given it tons of time and nothing. I dont want to have to add another fish to make it do something so no girlfriend for him. Its just officially time to move on.
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Post  Madness on 2014-07-31, 19:35

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Madness wrote:Suspect No vomit Rolling Eyes Very Happy 
At this point I am feeling that way about a certain amphilophus occupant... zero personality. Ive never had an amp get to be so lame. Ive given it tons of time and nothing. I dont want to have to add another fish to make it do something so no girlfriend for him. Its just officially time to move on.

 Crying or Very sad  But I understand. I have kicked some women to the curb for the same reason.  LMFAO LMFAO 

Its all good, whats a little jabbing amongst boxers.  geek 

So Rapps doesnt have anything in the Oscar world that may interest you?

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Post  anthony on 2014-07-31, 20:39

Hey DMD so many other fish out there that could have a personality Hoga-red devil-green terror-jag .What about a rare pike?? but an Oscar lets not take it all the way back to first grade ! How about ditching the heater and putting some feeder goldfish in there. I'm just messing around but I have seen a lot of glass banging fish with personality If your going for the one fish look how about a show Kamfa flowerhorn ? Don't Oscar me bro!!!!!!!!How big is the amp. you have now? he might become a best when he gets bigger!
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-31, 20:53

Madness wrote:So Rapps doesnt have anything in the Oscar world that may interest you?
Maybe a Bumblebee but big $$$ right now, plus no group buy...

anthony wrote:but an Oscar lets not take it all the way back to first grade
Sometimes getting back to basics is where its at!

Just not feeling an amp right now. I had a wonderful midas some years back and I have never been able to replace it. Ive started down the road with a lot of different ones including Hoga, RD and now my 6" Red Isletas. Its just time for me to move on.
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Post  anthony on 2014-07-31, 22:09

I had a few fish that felt like pets but a lot more that were just fish. I was just messing around. I've seen a wild Oscar that was cool before and I saw bumble bees at a place for pets back when kevin was there but with Oscars it always seems like a tank full of ugly ones and one good looking one I would be kind of sketchy about buying just 1 in the mail. Good luck bro
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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-01, 00:34

Aquairum paradise had an albino red Oscar about 3" which had , in my opinion, the perfect body shape!

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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-01, 00:35

And the colors on this fish were more on the lemon spectrum then the red/orange coloring..... Great, now I may have to get one too.... With all this talk

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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-08-01, 02:01

'So anyone else like Oscar fish?'

DMD123,
I've always like the Oscar fish. Never picked one up due to them being so common but I like them. Just the other day I was reading up on all the color morphs there where out there. I do like the big EYE Oscar and wanted to dig a pond outside for WC but that was a fantasy that quickly got flushed down the toilet (no pun intended).
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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-08-01, 11:20

Very Happy my dad had one that bit when I was in gradeschool. Totally awesome. When my 125 finally goes up I'm putting an albino tiger Oscar and a tiger Oscar in. Plus delhazi bichirs. Very Happy Just cause they're common doesn't mean they're not awesome.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 11:26

lloyd378 wrote:Aquairum paradise had an albino red Oscar about 3" which had , in my opinion, the perfect body shape!
Sounds like a nice fish!

Ive never been a fan of the 'albino' or Lutino Oscars but I have seen a few I liked. Most were the albino red breed.

lloyd378 wrote:And the colors on this fish were more on the lemon spectrum then the red/orange coloring..... Great, now I may have to get one too.... With all this talk
Sounds like you have talked yourself into it!
Been looking for a true sunshine lemon but super rare, may have to get the next best thing.

Its OK to like Oscars...  Very Happy 
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-08-01, 11:50

I know nothing of them, so excuse my lack of knowledge if this is a horrible suggestion, what about a Peacock bass? I love the looks of them and would have one and research them more if I had room for one.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 12:10

ShortyKiloGyrl wrote:I know nothing of them, so excuse my lack of knowledge if this is a horrible suggestion, what about a Peacock bass? I love the looks of them and would have one and research them more if I had room for one.

This is for a 72 gallon bowfront so the bass would be just a wee bit too big.... I could do one in my 210g but all is well in there and I have plans already for it.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 12:19

Ok, so this is kind of funny. I dont like line bred fish like EBJD and I dont like hybrids like flowerhorns but I do like specialized Oscars (yep, line bred). Go figure!

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Those are very difficult to find so what Im really looking for is just a simple red Oscar that is red not orange, I want this:
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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-01, 13:45

Aquairum paradise had what appeared to be a sunshine Oscar...... It's the one I was talking about that I liked!

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 13:51

I might have to go take a look. Many of these lemon look a likes are lutino with yellow in my opinion.
Kind of like this:
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Post  dwarfpike on 2014-08-01, 13:59

From what I've read on quite a few forums, those super reds lose their bright red once the hormones wear off.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 14:05

Super red not really high on the list but would consider it.... I have heard the same thing  Sad 
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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-01, 21:02

So did you get a chance to go look at ap today?

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 22:22

lloyd378 wrote:So did you get a chance to go look at ap today?
Just came from there. The Oscars looked pretty good but they were a lutino red that has a yellow tone to them. Only had five minutes before they closed so very little time to look at things closely.
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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-01, 23:08

Like the songs says " "you say lutino, I say lemon....."

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 23:18

lloyd378 wrote:Like the songs says " "you say lutino, I say lemon....."

Haha

When life hands you lutino's you make lemonade...

Those O's would turn red eventually  whistle 
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 23:39

I found my oscar... in a Hong Kong market  whistle 
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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-01, 23:43

Wow! I like that tiger!

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-01, 23:47

You dont see tigers with that much red in any of the stores. Most seem to look real close to WC with just a touch more red.
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Post  Anthraxx on 2014-08-02, 00:19

i was gonna chime in that i had one way back when with a ton of red but those hong kong ones just put it to shame Razz
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Post  lloyd378 on 2014-08-02, 21:08

So...... What did you get!?!

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-02, 21:13

I did not get anything. I cleaned tanks and then went to my friends for their daughters graduation party. Watching how interactive my heterospilus are makes me think i should try and let a pair form up... or just stick with the original plans.
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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-08-03, 10:30

you've got me thinking about future Oscars again....I was at petsmart for crickets and started drooling over 2 of their tigers. Some really nice orange markings.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-03, 10:41

Petsmart usually gets some of the best tigers from what Ive seen. Petco gets the best Red Oscar. I am not rushing my purchase but trying to find an exceptionally nice one. When I was at AP they had at least six or more horrible looking big oscars in the big tank. Felt sorry for them. Baby O's are so cute and then they grow up...
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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-08-03, 12:06

if its gonna be a single monster should wait for the just right looking monster lol Very Happy good luck finding it!! Very Happy
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-04, 18:41

Still on the lookout. I stopped in at Pest & Pals on Pearl and they looked to be redoing the fish section. Did not get the full info if it were going away or downsizing. But could not go back there.

Note: Yeah its really called "Pets & Pals" but its kind of a stinky store so I call it 'Pest & Pals'
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-20, 14:25

Bring this one back to life because I found my Oscar.... well I found what I want and a group order is getting set up from Rapps.

This is the fish I plan on getting, the Bumblebee Oscar. These are past pics from Jeff's site to show you how these guys turn out
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