albino fantail?

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albino fantail?

Postby cher-ish on Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:03 pm

I have had what the pet store called long tailed albino O's when my husband bought them for me. Are they the same as albino fantails and if so where can I find one or two or three to purchase? Image I absolutely loved these particular fish, even above my other O's. I really want more, they were gorgeous.Please help if you can.
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albino fantail?

Postby junior on Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:19 pm

If you have a lfs you should be able to go in there and ask for a long fin oscar and they should be able to get it for you. They can special order fish for you. It may cost you pretty big, but if that whats your after then go for it.
You should go to the same place your husband got the other ones, they should be able to get them.
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albino fantail?

Postby DrOctagon on Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:00 am

I bought two tiger oscars from the lfs like two months ago and one has considerably larger fins and a longer tail. I'm pretty sure it's a fan-tail Oscar. Instead of it being a benefit for the fish it seems to just get in the way(the tail). It's a lot clumsier than my other Oscar. It's also always getting sliced in the middle. One more thing, his body is shorter in length than my other oscar if you don't include the tail. but with the tail included it's longer. It makes him look ugly, not beautiful like other people say about fan-tails. I've heard that fan-tail oscars are a product of inbreeding. Has anyone else heard this?
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albino fantail?

Postby junior on Mon Oct 07, 2002 4:50 pm

It is a product of imbreeding!!!
So is reds, red tigers and all albinos.
They find a trait that they want the fish to have and they imbreed them to promote that color or feature.
The fan-tails are a deformation of an oscar that was promoted into a new kind.
The oscar I keep are wild oscars. They have then natural coloration of an oscar. Its olive green with a very prominit(sp?) eye spot. Personally I think they look much better than the other stains.
I've only had them for about 2 weeks now and I've noticed that they are much more inquisitive than the tank risen ones. Also they are more aggresive.
Mabye its just my fish but I think wild caught oscars are much better than tank risen.
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