Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-20-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
jllarrea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 93
Lonely oscar

Hi all. I have a question about keeping oscars. I love how personable they are but also know how big they get and the amount of space they require. I am considering getting a 55g tank so I can add an oscar. My question is, do oscars do well when they're alone? Or they they do better when there's more than one? Thanks in advance!
__________________

__________________
jllarrea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 12:17 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bichir Bro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by jllarrea View Post
Hi all. I have a question about keeping oscars. I love how personable they are but also know how big they get and the amount of space they require. I am considering getting a 55g tank so I can add an oscar. My question is, do oscars do well when they're alone? Or they they do better when there's more than one? Thanks in advance!

Oscars do fine alone. They should only be kept together in tanks larger than 100 gallons though.
__________________

__________________
Bichir Bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
I would suggest a 75g for your oscar. It gives them more swim room and turn around space. An Oscar can easily reach 12" and a 55g is only 12" wide. A 75g is 18" wide so there is more turn or turn around room.

Yes they do perfect as a single fish
__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 12:29 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 74
I second them being great as a single fish. Other fish become snacks easily

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
__________________
Using Tapatalk
sheilashoelady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 12:29 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
jllarrea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 93
Awesome! Thanks for the info
__________________
jllarrea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
oscar

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oscar lonely? Mouth-Brooder-Fanatic Cichlid Discussion 3 08-31-2012 04:20 PM
Lonely Comet Capt.Gorilla Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 10-03-2003 10:59 PM
Lonely Gourami oliver47904 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 07-29-2003 11:01 PM
lonely cichlids bumblebean Cichlid Discussion 0 06-20-2003 09:32 PM
is my gourami lonely jackie Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 05-21-2003 03:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.