Today at around 7:30 the oscars got into a fight, slammed into the rear panel of the tank, the center brace pulled apart, the silicone in the rear top left gave out and the tank drained 125 gallons of water in 5 minutes. The water ran through my floor boards and flooded my basement. The tank is destroyed and I lost all the fish.
Sad day :-(
November 20, 2013 13:06
Since turning the temp in the tank down to 76*F I've noticed that Oscars appetite has decreased. I am therefore moving to feeding once daily for the winter. I don't anticipate that this will effect their growth or health. As it is right now when they feed at night they end up spitting most of it out and making a huge mess of the tank. They especially don't seem to be enjoying the Massivore of late.
November 13, 2013 17:31
Winter is coming.
I've been turning down the temperature the last two months so that I'm not heating the tank to 80*F during the freezing ND winters also I hope it creates a more natural seasonal feel for the fish. I'll be running the tank at 76*F until May and then I'll slowly ramp it back up to 80*F
November 2, 2013 16:43
The oscar tank turns 1 year old today!
November 1, 2013 16:32
Did a water change today and while siphoning water, Delilah charged me and bit onto the knuckles of my middle and ring fingers.
Asked for 18 live crickets at Petco and got at least 30 instead. The oscars gorged themselves so I think today is going to be a starve day.