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Old 07-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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convicts? Oscars?

Okay for my 75 gallon tank I have a pair of breeding black convicts. They havent had any eggs yet but they are breeding but heres the problem I have a tiger oscar with them. Will the oscar mess with the eggs or eat them? And will the tiger oscar eat them when they hatch?

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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okay for my 75 gallon tank i have a pair of breeding black convicts. They havent had any eggs yet but they are breeding but heres the problem i have a tiger oscar with them. Will the oscar mess with the eggs or eat them? And will the tiger oscar eat them when they hatch?

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i would move the oscar to a different tank. 75g would be the bare minimum for a single oscar but wouldn't be ideal due to the fact they get huge. Water quality will be an issue probably more than aggression.
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IMO a 75 for a single Oscar is fine as lo f as your turning the water volume over 2-3 times an hour so u need a minimum of 300gph filtration however with a breeding pair of convicts the poor Oscar won't have room to swim I had a breeding pair of convicts section off half of my 75g tank and successfully chase everything off to one side pf the tank they are ferocious lil bastards lol
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #4
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i would move the oscar to a different tank. 75g would be the bare minimum for a single oscar but wouldn't be ideal due to the fact they get huge. Water quality will be an issue probably more than aggression.
Really 55 gallon is bare min for a oscar. 75g is pretty ideal for one oscar.
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Really 55 gallon is bare min for a oscar. 75g is pretty ideal for one oscar.
If you say so Oscars get up to 15" which means ideally they need 24" to turn around and a 55 is not 24" wide neither is a 75 but its wider then a 55
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The convicts will probably try to defend the young but some might be lost.
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Most oscars cap off their size at about 12-13 inches. Rarely do they get bigger. Still, I'd move them Convicts to a smaller tank. A breeding pair could go in a 29 L.
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If you say so Oscars get up to 15" which means ideally they need 24" to turn around and a 55 is not 24" wide neither is a 75 but its wider then a 55
Most oscars will only grow 12 to 13 inches so you are correct about the 55 but a 75 will have enough turning space.
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Really 55 gallon is bare min for a oscar. 75g is pretty ideal for one oscar.
I agree with you..it just depends on filtration and wc schedule..lot of people don't think it's ok though, and I get why too.
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To put a 13" fish in something as thin as a 55 is cruel sorry buy my opinion would you like have a 3' long bed to sleep in if you where 6' tall ? Or a room only 2' wide to try and walk around in ?
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