Youtuber KGTropicals is here to share 10 things you need to know about Oscars before you add one to your tank. These large, expressive fish are very popular, but that also comes with some downsides.
Fish keepers look at their aquariums as a place to house our pets and also a place to express ourselves and make their tank as beautiful as possible with fancy rock formations, driftwood, and plants. This is awesome but understand that your Oscars are gonna express themselves too. They will show you very quickly that it’s their tank, not yours.
Oscars are vulnerable to diseases if you aren’t doing your job.
Keep the water too cold, introduce new fish that haven’t been quarantined and not keeping up with maintenance are all things that can increase the likelihood of coming down with common things like ich or parasites but there’s another one you’ll hear about every time you talk about Oscars and that’s hole in the head.