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I wanted to see just how territorial my Rhom has already become in my tank. So I decided to place a 4+ inch Oscar in with him. Took Mickey a few minutes to notice the intruder, then instantly he struck for his fins. Attacking then going back to his favorite spot for 30 seconds to a minute, then returning to lay into the defenseless oscar. After several encounters the Rhom decided it wasn't even a contest and went back to chillin in his favorite spot. The oscar lay bruised and battered. I was amazed at the striking power Mickey layed into the oscar. Even my gf who was watching was getting into how quick and powerful Mickey was. I took the oscar out and he's still alive, but badly bruised. So I guess I would say he fights just like Mickey in Snatch :laughlong:
 

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Rhoms are great fishes. Thats good to hear that small rhoms are still as aggresive. Are you going to leave the oscar in the tank?
 

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I felt sorry for him getting abused like that after awhile. After all I do like oscars and this was a pure test basis and I didn't see any need to make the test last any longer at the moment. Just seeing how comfortable my Rhom is. He'll have to be getting used to a different tank soon when I get my 180 gallon acrylic and put my reds in there and transfer my rhom to my 80 gallon which will last him awhile. I have to say he's the best bang for the buck, pity I have to wait several years to see him get really impressive. But I'm only 21 and have plenty of time to watch him grow.
 

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rosecityrhom you should buy a large feeder 6"+ and throw him into your Rhom tank. if you can I'm sure we'd all like to see a video.
 
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