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12-19-2001, 02:52 PM
Does anyone know anything that oscars like to play with. I heard they enjoy ping pong balls

12-19-2001, 07:58 PM
O.K. , I'll bite.What is/are oscars?

PJ's Mom
12-20-2001, 11:08 AM
Oscars are fish that can grow to be very large, and have personalities to match. :) They look like this: (I hope this works)


Bruiser, I currently have 5 Oscars, and I can honestly say that all of them are scared to death of ping pong balls. :eek: If I drop one in the tank, they go the other direction. ;)

I've also read that they can be taught to ring a small bell when they're hungry, although I wouldn't know where to begin teaching them how to do that.

If you have any success with either of these tricks, would you let me know? :)

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: PJ's Mom ]

12-20-2001, 11:51 AM
Thanks P.J.'s Mom for the information.
I've never had fish as pets & really don't
know anything about them..GREAT Picture by the way.Now at least,I'll know what an Oscar
looks like. bruiser, Thanks for bringing
up the subject...

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: lizbud ]

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: lizbud ]

12-20-2001, 12:05 PM
I've heard Oscar's are very aggressive fish. A friend had one growing up but I haven' seen one in years! Is that true? Do you keep them in the same tank?

PJ's Mom
12-20-2001, 12:13 PM
They can be quite aggressive. I have 3 in a 150 gallon tank with other types of aggressive cichlids, 1 in a 55 gallon by himself, because he's a bully, and a baby in a 10 gallon. :)

12-20-2001, 06:58 PM
Thank you for the education. Somehow I'd expected them to be a variation on rodents. (Guess I just have rodents on the brain these days...)

PJ's Mom
12-21-2001, 12:31 AM
You're welcome, Amber. :)

They are very popular fish with great little personalities, (they remind me of puppies) but if you get one, be sure to get a tank big enough to house him. They can grow up to 18" long. :)