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Old 04-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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75 gallon stocking with Oscar?

Well I have a cycled 75 gallon tank with 1 blood parrot. Now I love Albino oscars and was wondering should I get one and that be my whole stock? Or could I do 1 oscar, 1 Blood parrot and 3 pictuse catfish? AqAdvicsor said my stocking would be at like 87 Percent. I have alot of filtration with 1 Canister and 2 Aquaclear 110's. Would that all work?:
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I would only do a single oscar alone in a 75, no tank mates. A 75 really isn't that big to be honest, and you'll struggle with nitrates as well as territory issues
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Thanks for replying! Okay well what if I dump the oscar? What would be my other options ? I like silver dollars. And severums.
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Silver Dollars get too big and are too skittish for a 75g. A severum or convict could work, or you could try a Salvini also, they can be aggressive but as long as your bp is bigger it should be ok.

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A salvini with a blood parrot? That's a recipe for a dead parrot...
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Wow, didn't think it was gonna be this difficult to pick out a fish for such a big tank.
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A salvini with a blood parrot? That's a recipe for a dead parrot...
In my experience keeping Salvini, they're more territorial than aggressive, guarding a single hideout, but not nearly as relentless as Amphilophus or Parachromis species. And if it kills the BP, that's 1 less BP in the hobby....

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Wow, didn't think it was gonna be this difficult to pick out a fish for such a big tank.
75g is pretty small for most of the central/south american cichlids that you're wanting, try an albino oscar.... if it works, great. If not, trade it in for something else. Getting the right mix of cichlids is all trial/error, I tried it for months and ended up with 1 male jaguar cichlid in my 125g. Got sick of going to the LFS and getting new fish then trading them in for different fish... your best bet is a pair or just leaving them as single wet pets, not meant to be kept in community tanks.

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Okay what if I did a flowerhorn and the parrot and that be my whole stock? I know flowerhorn get pretty aggressive..
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Okay what if I did a flowerhorn and the parrot and that be my whole stock? I know flowerhorn get pretty aggressive..
Might work for a while short term.... of the fish you're interested in, a severum would probably have the best chance of working. Whether u go with an Oscar, Severum, or whatever else, the only way to find out what will work is to try it yourself. Nobody else can tell you because each individual fish can be so different. If you tried an albino oscar, it could possibly work if you had a good water change schedule. Pick 1 up, see what works for you.

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