Blue tiger oscar fish / astronotus ocellatus / cichlid family

Blue Oscar Fish | Re: electric blue jack dempsey? 4 years 11 months ago #45379
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BIG GAME HUNTER wrote:
delboybully wrote: Blue acaras are nice looking fish and make great tankmates for oscars

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Blue Oscar Fish | Re: electric blue jack dempsey? 4 years 11 months ago #45379
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Prior to purchasing him, I witnessed my Juvie Oscar (who was only about 3") actively hunting down a full size Blue Crawfish. When I came back a few days later, the crawfish was gone. Blue Oscar Fish | Re: electric blue jack dempsey? 4 years 11 months ago #45379
Photo provided by FlickrIt's posible to have into same space an Oscar and a blue freshwater crayfish?
Photo provided by Flickrdelboybully wrote: Blue acaras are nice looking fish and make great tankmates for oscars
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Astronotus Ocellatus sp. Orinoco F1
Blue Oscar Fish (65 days old)

"Nuts". this guy really wants to be in front of the camera, he is really smart, his little brother "guismo", is quite brave and smart as well. Also starring "nemo", a tiger oscar close to 3 months ( I know he looks older but he really is)

Forget the setup and the aquarium itself, they are in an empty 50 gallon just for a while, because they have just arrived home. What I want, is to give them a nice Amazon setup, maybe is not going to be a blackwater tank but pretty dark. Hoping to get a 125 gal. tank soon!

If you guys have any ideas, feel free to share it.

And please, don't comment about a dyed fish, these guys and their siblings are F1. These guys change their colours from green to a steel blue whenever their mood changes.

I hope you guys like these Oscars.Oscars are not iridescent. To the contrary, their wild-type colours are so matte that they look vaguely velvety. I have seen a few oscars with slight iridescence on their gill-covers, such that they appear to have a slight purple sheen on them. Always baby oscars, and it goes away with age. If one got lucky, you might find a mutant and breed from it a strain of slightly iridescent purpleish oscars. They would not look like 'blueberry' oscars and you would be really hard pressed to photograph the blue. They'd just look blacker than a normal oscar. How many generations of selective breeding did it take to get those stunningly blue bettas with their dense layers of reflective cells? And that starting with a fish that is highly iridescent to begin with.You can, however, prove that "Blue Oscars" that are available in the hobby are "painted" fish. It's a simple known. The links provided prior should provide plenty of evidence.now to the blueberry oscar. i have seen several post regarding the blue oscar and unfortunatly all that i have read about them suggest that they are dyed that nice blue colour. i to think that it is a barbaric practice and personally never buy anything from a store that sold these poor fish unless it was my only option.Oscars are considered to be the most intelligent aquarium fish available to hobbyists. Oscars have an impeccable memory and are one of the few aquarium pets that can be trained to do tricks and individually distinguish its carer. Oscars are often available in a few different colors. The most popular being black with bright red scale colorations through its center. Other less common variations include a bright albino white with translucent red eyes, shades of pale blue and even banana yellow.Anyway I have seen a lot of community cichlid tanks that have several different cichlids in with oscars, they seem to work well not much fighting. The blue acara has not yet been badly damaged or involved in any wrestling but its managing to escape from the dash and nip situations from the oscar. I tried all sorts like rearranging decorations and sealing off hide aways but the oscar owns that tank now, chases everything. I was thinking of keeping the oscar in a smaller tank for 1 or 2 weeks so the acaras can settle in better without the oscar attacks. Would this change the oscars attitude towards other fish once I put it in the main tank?