2. Wild Baby Oscar Tank - Gets into Trouble Already!

11 feb 2021
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This fish is called wild oscar cichlid, or Astronotus ocellatus wild. Not to be confused with Oscar Wilde. :) He/she is around 5cm (2 inches). The pleco is called Gold nugget pleco or L018.
This wild oscar most likely came from a commercial breeder. Oscars aren’t endangered species, and some are probably caught from the wild. However, most oscars are easily bred in a tank.
I bought a new DC pump b/c the the Sicce silent pump wasn’t very silent at all. This DC pump is completely silent at 29% power, and it pumps out pretty much the same amount of water as the other one at that power. I’m really digging the “feed” button. That function turns off the pump for 10 minutes so you can feed your fish and the filter doesn’t suck up the food while the fish eats. Sicce Silent 1.5 was 23W pump, and this Grovita is 25W pump. The pump’s digital readout screen doesn’t flash like that in real life, it’s b/c of the difference between the refresh rate of the screen and the camera’s fps.
I didn’t do the usual drip acclimation b/c the bag was full of detritus. However, I should’ve done the drip method for the oscar. The oscar took over 2 days for him to swim around comfortably.
I bought the pleco from the same seller. I was going to get a regular pleco, but this one was so purdy. This pleco hasn’t left the safety of the driftwood, yet. He only cleans the driftwood and nothing else. I’m a little disappointed, so I might get a different pleco, and have the L018 clean the driftwood and another one clean the rest of the tank, maybe.
The baby oscar somehow got stuck in the sump. This is something that I never thought would happen when I designed the sump. I don’t know how long he was stuck in there. I was pretty sure he had jumped out somehow, and I looked all over the place outside the tank for over 10 minutes.
This oscar took around 8 days until he was comfortable with me. He finally associated me and the tweezers with food. Now, he is glued to the front glass when I enter the room.

Since he eats pellets now, the next video will be feeding him bunch of different kinds of foods.
Setup of this tank: eswindow.info/call/dZ2uq4iO236pp6c/v-deo.html&t

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Pollock, untitled was printed out from a web picture.

Sliding rail
Shot with LG V50 and edited with premiere pro.

Consolation No.3

  • I'll answer the most asked questions. 1.Why NO Plants? - No plants b/c the oscar doesn't care for it and will uproot and chew up the plants. It'll just be a waste. 2. Doesn't the pleco need sand? - Ok, this one is a little odd for me, since I've kept plecos in many different kinds of tanks before. I never knew people thought plecos need sand. Anyhoo, this particular pleco lives in a rocky bottom in its natural habitat. Here's a video: eswindow.info/call/go-Li5qqwpqVxaM/v-deo.html 3. This tank looks boring b/c there's not much in it? - Yes, this is on purpose. I actually only put the driftwood and rocks for you guys, to tell the truth. There's a chance that I might have to remove everything from the tank when the oscar gets bigger. Maybe this particular oscar will be ok with the deco. Only time will tell.

    Foo the FlowerhornFoo the FlowerhornHace 3 meses
    • why does the Oscar have to be alone? Fish also feel more comfortable among their own species

      Kalter Kakao Zum Frühstück!Kalter Kakao Zum Frühstück!Hace 5 días
    • @Poreepat Sinlpsai to get it to break the surface tension of the water and sink instead of floating would be my guess.

      Matt HMatt HHace un mes
    • Love Oscar fish...

    • Why did you throw the food into the tank so hard ? I just want to know and I’m curious

      Poreepat SinlpsaiPoreepat SinlpsaiHace 2 meses
    • @FuzzyThoughts you buy a solution from the pet store and add to your tap water to “dechlorinate” my favorite for freshwater fish is Seachem Prime

      swttuth0329swttuth0329Hace 2 meses
  • buy a tiny pepper mill at the dollar store for those too-large food pellets maybe?

    Trevor LebertTrevor LebertHace 13 horas
  • u need some start up bacteries too, to push the nitrit/ nitrat cycle! when the nitrit level is to high, its deadly 4 the fishes.

    Schnee EuleSchnee EuleHace 2 días
  • do nt know what the reason is, but I guess they neeed some oxygene. there are no plants in it, producing it. 🐠

    Schnee EuleSchnee EuleHace 2 días
  • so cute

    다비드 물생활TV-Breeding guppy다비드 물생활TV-Breeding guppyHace 5 días
  • why does the Oscar have to be alone? Fish also feel more comfortable among their own species

    Kalter Kakao Zum Frühstück!Kalter Kakao Zum Frühstück!Hace 5 días
  • And I sat there Without a care Not enough to bare Just enough to share Like all things done Not enough is fun

    A life of BrigandageA life of BrigandageHace 9 días
  • Hey can you tell me about your filter or share a link how to make that filter??

    Awais AkramAwais AkramHace 11 días
  • Отлично!!!

    Георгий БусаровГеоргий БусаровHace 19 días
  • Also what kind of Oscar was that?

    Joseph TorresJoseph TorresHace 22 días
  • Can you take the time and let me know how I can do or get such a good filtration system. I watched u put it together..I have a overhang I want better

    Joseph TorresJoseph TorresHace 22 días
  • So relaxing 😊💖

    Ryu RangerRyu RangerHace 22 días
  • Your sump is in your tank am I seeing this right or this just filtration?

    Sugar BabieSugar BabieHace 25 días
  • 2:19 I like how this conflict is in sync with the dramatic part of the song lol

    eat our fish or go to helleat our fish or go to hellHace 27 días
  • Watching him get out of this filter was great. The music was a perfect touch to the experience.

    Jspec 1120Jspec 1120Hace 29 días
  • আমার একুরিয়ামে পানি বেশি ময়লা হয়।

    George FloresGeorge FloresHace un mes
  • I love your videos and how you explain what you're doing. Your music choice and just text to explain things makes your videos both relaxing and interesting. Keep it up :) Does he have a name?

    tyrrhenatyrrhenaHace un mes
  • Very nice rescue job from the filter bro. 2 beautifull fish.

    63off63offHace un mes
  • I’m actually more intrigued on your filtration set up! Well done 👏I loved the two oscars I had for 5 years. They just get too big. They have almost like a dog like temperament. They are very food motivated. I fed them feeder fish and they ended up getting parasite that would make holes all over the top of their head. Bad call as a pet owner but seeing them eat live fish was so entertaining. Should have known better that feeder fish are kept in filthy tanks.

    Eugene KongEugene KongHace un mes
  • better keep that aquarium blank !

    Sovik SahaSovik SahaHace un mes
  • Thank you for the detailed descriptions!!

    Gabrielle DavidGabrielle DavidHace un mes
  • It is cool that you that tool. If that was me, i will lift the filter to set the oscar free 😂

    Eko KurniawanEko KurniawanHace un mes
  • 😊😊😊

    Phát GPPhát GPHace un mes
  • That filter has nice design.

  • Замечательно. Спасибо. Удачи Вам.

    Александр НеревяткинАлександр НеревяткинHace un mes
  • He watched Finding Nemo too often, wanting to escape through the filter :D

    MazequaxMazequaxHace un mes
  • hi i just saw the video. i am super interested on how u did the tank n the filtration system. care to make a video of one for learning purposes. thanks a lot

    hishamhishamHace un mes
  • You picked up a very beautiful Oscar. O love his coloration. 🤭

    My Mystic AquaMy Mystic AquaHace un mes
  • Do u make all of your tanks? Really love your content bro so pleasing and therapeutic 👍

    AzzaAzzaHace un mes
  • 1:04 “What the heck is here? ó0ò”

    mitensmitensHace un mes
  • Hey, how’s the Oscar?

    Armin YëagërArmin YëagërHace un mes
  • I love baby oscars ❤

    Erik CantreErik CantreHace un mes
  • 한국사람

    쵸빈쵸빈Hace un mes
  • Why do You like ugly fishes?

    Mister VoleriiMister VoleriiHace un mes
  • Try to keep Cichla

    Dian IrawatyDian IrawatyHace un mes
  • Deez fish are a bit of trouble makers cuz I have one an I know the drama and the scene they create 😂😁😅

    Vian DavidVian DavidHace un mes

    vinuk pulmethvinuk pulmethHace un mes
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    Alki el que mataAlki el que mataHace un mes
  • I live for this channel

    Charmaine IP [10C14]Charmaine IP [10C14]Hace un mes
  • Damn that's one fancy sucker fish! 😂

    Davina DavidDavina DavidHace un mes
  • Am I weird for thinking fish can be cute? I have multiple tanks in my house and for some reason I can find some fish like bettas, Oscar's, parots and catfish adorable lol

    pug hugpug hugHace un mes
  • I can not look at this! I would love to use this video to show, in another video, the topic: "the most common mistakes made in aquaristics

    Wojtek KuniqueWojtek KuniqueHace un mes
  • Luv the clear view filtration system as part of the tank,,,, very clever 👍🇬🇧👌👍🇬🇧

    Steve SmithSteve SmithHace un mes
  • update!!! please!!

    Finlay GaskinsFinlay GaskinsHace un mes
  • Ī›LL

    Orhan YazarOrhan YazarHace un mes
  • beautiful tank and fishes

    Brian WinBrian WinHace un mes
  • That big fancy cage and Nemo wants to escape out the filter into the ocean.. 😣😥 little guy 🐟🐠🐟🐠🐟 wow what a rescue he's safe

    Jay DouglasJay DouglasHace un mes
  • While these videos are incredibly peaceful and amazing to watch, it does make me sad to think about how many fish in pet smart are not taken care of properly because the general public doesn’t realize how specific and intricate the care is for each type of living aquatic animal/biome. A lot of fish and other aquatic beings are suffering very short and painful/malnutritioned lives all over the world because everyone but a select few understand that they aren’t just like cats that you can feed and give water and clean the litter box and the cat is content. A lot more care goes into fish that the average joe just doesn’t care enough about.

    Tegan AllenTegan AllenHace un mes
  • This tank looks amazing where did you get that filter though??!

    MyLifeBeLikeMyLifeBeLikeHace un mes
  • wwooooowww

    Giga FishPediaGiga FishPediaHace un mes
  • Mm

    Jagansangeetha JagansangeethaJagansangeetha JagansangeethaHace un mes
  • Iwak cilik di nehke nggon gede ra mutu

    Bagas Falih SetiawanBagas Falih SetiawanHace un mes
  • I breed cichlids myself, Auloconara FireFish, Mbuna Cichlids, Geophagus "Tocantis". Cichlids have to live in groups and visit more hiding spots, you also need an external filter (Brand: Eheim)You need very fine sand because cichlids use it to clean their gills and like to dig. In addition, the aquarium is too small because Oscar can grow up to 36 cm 

    _jonathan_ 277_jonathan_ 277Hace un mes
    • @Grma akww wow... and what about the other things that go wrong?

      _jonathan_ 277_jonathan_ 277Hace un mes
    • One begins with small tank and changes as Oscar grows.

      Grma akwwGrma akwwHace un mes
  • Very beautiful fish I want to have such, I have other chuchut .Good luck and prosperity to you !

    Aqua MoneyAqua MoneyHace un mes
  • Humans are such a ass hole these pol.really deserves permanent qurantine

    Mayank JainMayank JainHace 2 meses
  • Abcd?

    Just a GuyJust a GuyHace 2 meses
  • One recommendation I have for food that is too big is a pill crusher! Mine is a twist method. I use it to crush pleco wafers into smaller pieces for my shrimp, and shrimp pellets into powder for baby shrimp. Helps a lot with not overfeeding!

    Classic TeacakeClassic TeacakeHace 2 meses
  • I feel like that big gravel is gonna be a pain to siphon, especially with oscar and pleco poopfest

    Henry ChavezHenry ChavezHace 2 meses
  • Bro how to reduce stress which medice is used for stress and how to train oscar in small size oscar

    Rafeek MctRafeek MctHace 2 meses
  • Hope that little guy is alright after getting stuck in the filter

    Başak Tepe • 20 yıl önceBaşak Tepe • 20 yıl önceHace 2 meses
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    3nadh mohan3nadh mohanHace 2 meses
  • Beautiful oscar.

    Dragon y2kDragon y2kHace 2 meses
  • Интересный ход, без постепенной акклиматизации рыбы к новой воде, взять и вывернуть из пакета. Понятное дело будет initial shock, хорошо что совсем не задвинулась. А то что биошары и керамика в пакетах лежит - это я что-то упустил в области пакетирования наполнителей?

    GreenAqua Санкт-ПетербургGreenAqua Санкт-ПетербургHace 2 meses
  • eswindow.info/call/o3uuiouuzoChu6M/v-deo.html

    Ornamental Fish BreedingOrnamental Fish BreedingHace 2 meses
  • How big is he now? Upload a new video

    virat swaroopvirat swaroopHace 2 meses
  • Nice video but u should have brought a pair to comfort eachother.👍

    Omkar PuroOmkar PuroHace 2 meses
  • What are the water parameters in your oscar tank? I would like to keep on at one point.

    william Nighswongerwilliam NighswongerHace 2 meses
  • So mutch love the video and the music!

    Elegy エレジーElegy エレジーHace 2 meses
  • қазақ барма

    raushan eskalivaraushan eskalivaHace 2 meses
  • i've never seen a wild oscar before!

    jane doejane doeHace 2 meses
  • No drama, no nudity, no clickbait, just peace.

    Melak OttallahMelak OttallahHace 2 meses
  • Man, I love Pleco fish When I was like 7, I had one... his name was Scrump, and he grew up to 45 cm (counting the tail) He “ate” the other fish I had in the tank....but he was nice once he became the only fish there, he loved to follow my finger heh! I had to give him on adoption since we (me and my family) had to move out, and the new apartment had this strict law of no pets... not even fish... Sometimes I remember Scrump... I miss him... I cried when I had to let him go...

    MimnyMimnyHace 2 meses

    Houphouet KonanHouphouet KonanHace 2 meses

      Houphouet KonanHouphouet KonanHace 2 meses
  • Aww, poor baby, getting himself stuck. He sure is a pretty one!

    NNHace 2 meses
  • Him so cute 😍

    In my own little cornerIn my own little cornerHace 2 meses

    admin D.admin D.Hace 2 meses
  • Oscar, my beloved

    Emily saucedoEmily saucedoHace 2 meses
  • Jesus loves you brochachoz

    Yomomma163Yomomma163Hace 2 meses
  • Are you some of your fish freshwater or saltwater? If so what are some of your favorite saltwater fish??

    No no no No no noNo no no No no noHace 2 meses
  • 4k pls :)

    KhahoryKhahoryHace 2 meses
  • Can the pleco’s name be Alphonso?

    Apex FerretApex FerretHace 2 meses
  • - А правда, что у вас на России медведи по дорогам ходят? - Пиzдят! Нет у нас дорог!

    ZloDeiZloDeiHace 2 meses
  • oscar wins Oscar for recreating "finding nemo" scene

    Nancy KiraNancy KiraHace 2 meses
  • what's the pen for?

    CarissaCarissaHace 2 meses
  • I've seen your videos many times before, but you should know I'm only subscribing because your cat's name is Curry. In seriousness, I find your videos really inspiring. We live in Texas, in one of the places that lost power for about a week during our little snowstorm, and we lost our last two fish, a pair of parrot cichlids. Now I have this massive tank that I don't know what to do with, and your content gives me many ideas! Back when my gran was active and had tanks all over the house, she had an oscar that she called The Grouch, and he was alone in a near empty tank as well, because he hated everything. She even had to be careful with what decorative background she used in the tank, because if it was flashy he'd attack it!

    Its Ya Boi VIts Ya Boi VHace 2 meses
  • Waw!

    UnderWaterUnderWaterHace 2 meses
  • Life is amazing watching these types of videos

    Fr0z3nFNFr0z3nFNHace 2 meses
  • Hi. Absolutely love the video. Can I ask what sort of filtration system that is and where would one find one online??

    jeffrey lemonjeffrey lemonHace 2 meses
  • so beautiful

    Mete KeltekMete KeltekHace 2 meses
  • Can someone who's been here a while explain this channel to me? Like, is this pets or a hobby or a business and what is the difference between all the tanks etc? I know fish in a tank should be simple but idgi, and all the rocks and stuff in the back was that decoration or does everything do something?

    Ashley HazlehurstAshley HazlehurstHace 2 meses
    • For this type of fish the stuff is all purely decorative. They are normally too massive to actually have decoration inside. The other tanks actually do have reasons for all of the plants and things.

      MTop91MTop91Hace 2 meses
  • Why don't you make an empty tank and see what happens Life finds a way

    super gamersuper gamerHace 2 meses
  • Please update for your little baby oscar iwant to see his growing up...

    Barbz ChannelBarbz ChannelHace 2 meses
  • Aproveitando para dizer que O SENHOR JESUS CRISTO ESTÁ VOLTANDO, que possamos nos arrepender de nossos pecados e servir somente ao SENHOR JESUS CRISTO!!!!!!

    Jhon cefasJhon cefasHace 2 meses
  • NO!!! fish drown in water like any other animal if you did this, they need to go in soil/grass containers 😐😐

    your momyour momHace 2 meses
  • When he got stuck in the filter I thought of Finding Nemo

    Dylan AllmanDylan AllmanHace 2 meses
  • Very nice video excellent 👍🏼🙏🏻

    Samiya ShaikhSamiya ShaikhHace 2 meses
  • I'm glad youve got an oscar fish. they are fish-doggos. they follow you around. and they are not as hyper as the african cichlids that are eager on food and not you

    권한솔권한솔Hace 2 meses
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    Khaled MidanKhaled MidanHace 2 meses
  • I’m a cellist and aquascape lover so this channel is perfect for me. You have a such exquisite taste! I LOVE the pieces you chose, both for the tank and the audio! 😍

    Alphabet SoupAlphabet SoupHace 2 meses
  • I have no idea about fish, but I am glad that I read the video description. Until just now I thought Oscar was his first name. He is very cute❤️😂

    Paige TurnerPaige TurnerHace 2 meses