It is unusual for an oscar to suddenly pass away without any signs. They are generally strong, hardy fish that can battle through most situations given half a chance. However, occasionally things can just work against your oscar and he isn’t able to keep going. Below we look at some of the commonest reasons Oscars […]
Why do my mollies keep dying? There are 3 main reasons mollies die unexpectedly, they are poor water quality, low oxygen levels, and diseases. Another reason mollies die suddenly is low or high water temperature following a heater failure. Mollies were some of the first fish I ever kept and bred. Around 30 years ago I
Why are my guppies dying? There are three main reasons guppies can suddenly start to die. They are poor water quality, low oxygen levels, and diseases. Another major reason guppies die suddenly is due to high or low water temperatures following a heater failure. I first started keeping guppies over 30 years ago when I was
There are essentially three main reasons your goldfish might be dying unexpectedly. 1, low oxygen levels in the water, 2, disease, and 3, poor water quality. A fourth reason your goldfish might be dying is low, or high water temperature It can be so disheartening when your goldfish start to die for no apparent reason.
Oscars are large, powerful fish that grow to anywhere between 12” and 14” long. They need a tank which not only gives them enough room to swim around in, but also enough water volume that they don’t foul it quicker than the filter can clean in. I recommend a MINIMUM of 55 gallons for one
There are many species of fish that can live with an Oscar. South American Cichlids, Arowana, and larger members of the Barb family all make for good companions. Choose tank mates that are non-aggressive, roughly the same size as your Oscar, and can’t fit in your Oscar’s mouth. I first started keeping Oscars about 30
Kribensis Cichlids are generally peaceful and will fit well into most community aquarium setups. When selecting tank mates, avoid aggressive fish which will bully the Kribensis and small, slow tankmates that the Kribensis could eat. Pelvicachromis pulcher, more commonly known as the Kribensis Cichlid, is one of the most colorful fish in the freshwater hobby.
I first started keeping Oscars about 30 years ago. Since then, many have passed through my fish room. I have kept almost every color strain on the market. Currently, I have a 180 gallon (680 liters) aquarium with a trio of Lemon Oscars. It is an aquarium full of movement, color, and personality. To grow
Treating Camallanus Red Worm can be especially tricky. It is highly contagious, can be easily spread between aquariums, and is really prevalent in fish that eat from the bottom of the aquarium or who ‘scavenge’ for food in the substrate. I remember the first time I had an outbreak of Camallanus Red Worm in my
Pictus Catfish are omnivores by nature. This means they will eat almost anything they can fit in their mouths. In the home aquarium, Pictus Catfish should be fed a varied diet which includes sinking pellets and a mixture of live and frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, and mosquito larvae. I keep a small group of Pictus