- May 15, 2022
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- Panhandle of florida
Us this really supposed to still be going on. The one isn't trying to fight back at all anymore. Hasn't for hours.Dominance and submissiveness in its raw animalistic form.....distressing to watch sometimes but totally natural behaviour
I guess it looks worse cos they are big fish in a relatively confined area - especially with the Pleco trying to be referee unsuccessfully
They will sort things out when they are ready to move to the next step in their relationship...either to get jiggy with it or to just tolerate each other being there
All fish do this to find out who is boss, who is submissive, who can be pushed around and who is up for mating (my Rams constantly spar with each other...its what they do to assert themselves)
Tbh splitting them up with a divider will likely make matters worse as they need to get this behaviour out of their system.
I put a net divider in between the other day but everybody in this forum told me that's a bad idea but I got a 125 gallon long tank it's 6' longHow big is the aquarium they are in?
The maring behaviour of oscars can be quite violent and brutal. So it very well could be a mating pair if they are opposite sexes.
I would watch them and if it gets really bad then place a net in between them near the center of the tank until you know what to do with them (that's only if it gets out of hand).
But really cool if they are breeding!