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My oscars are acting strange

In my Oscar tank,75 gallons, there's 4 total, 2 tiger and 2 albinos. I've had them for a year now. The 2 tigers are bigger than the albinos. As of late, I've noticed the 2 albino one's acting strange, when the lights go out! At night when I turn the lights out, they seem to turn onto their side and float on the top. They look dead! Every once in awhile I'll here a splash, as if one comes back to life......anyone ever heard of this? They're perfectly fine any other time the lights are on. Please advise
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Re: My oscars are acting strange

Sounds like the tigers are whipping the albinos when the light goes out?Floating at the top is a defensive posture(if the fish is not sick).The splashing would be a strike by the tigers IMO?
If either one of them actually pair up(male female) they won't wait for the lights to go out to get it on!



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Re: My oscars are acting strange

well i have heard of that but how can they whip them?

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Re: My oscars are acting strange


I mean WHIP THEM!
In the 1986(ish) I had 2 "tea cup" stingrays and 2 albino tiger oscars(my first and only 2 oscars ever!) in a 33g long(48"x12"x12'{got one now great tank worthy of another thread}),and in less then 2 months the oscars,no more than 4" long (no joke.....) had eaten the stinger off the tail of both stingrays(very noticable) and then either due to continued punishment or infection(I WAS young once upon a time,and couldn't tell you which since it was all too much fun then to take seriously)both stingrays ended up dead in no time quick.
I share because I feel the pain,for real over time.Kept fish since 1976(ish).
Other ways to express whip them;
Hoping the cartoons help(they make me laugh eitherway!)
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Shark probly thinks I don't like her so I realy didn't want to reply on their thread and sound rude.



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hmmm...im pretty sure whip is different than kick him in the balls,hit him with a fish,kill someone with a lazer, and running over someone. now if youll excuse me i have to go.

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