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Lets see if anyone has come up with a clever solution

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by GodsChld, May 17, 2005.

  1. GodsChld

    GodsChld New Member

    as we all know oscars are great fish but can be a ROYAL pain in the butt.....i had to put plastic plants in my tank so that my new adition (3 silver dollars) could have more places to hide......long story short my oscar hates the plants and i come home everyday to find half of them floating at the top....i have tried to put half the plants bases under rocks and still the getst them out....

    has anyone come up with a solution?!?!!?
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I use plastic zip ties to attach my plants to things like driftwood and her pot. She'll occasionally manage to pull off a bunch of leaves, but she has yet to pull up a whole plant.


    DUCKLE-BUM New Member

    Unfortunately there does not seem to be a real solution to this problem.
    (I can't count the times I have come home to find my O swimming about the tank with the best part of a brand new plant in his mouth like some kinda dog!!!)
    I try and kid myself that it is MY tank, and if I want plants, I will have plants....but I am clearly dreaming. :)
    I've tried mixing up plastic and real plants to try and deter him but to no avail. At present I do have a plant which has managed to survive for quite some time but it is HUGE with extensive roots which seem to make it really hard for him....but slowly but surely he is taking apart, leaf by leaf.
    I think the long and short of it all is that Oscars don't like plants, period.
    I have done things similar to chelle and yourself by weighting them under rocks or bogwood, but this just takes him longer to rip them up.
    My best advice is to get very large, heavy plants...or plants that grow very rapidly......either way, your are just delaying the envitable :lol:

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