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Old 01-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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My 55 gallon Oscar tank,

I need to get rid of the blue gravel....

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1 Pictus (does not like my other pictus so he got his own tank)

All posts flaming my stock will be reported, Im tired of people flaming for no reason, i have PLENTY of other tanks available for these guys to be separated if need be, but they get along fine so no reason to separate yet.

The GT is really much darker not sure why my camera did that.
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i love the colour of the tank! very well decorated. and thats a very cute GT, the oscar is in good health... what else to say? beautiful!!
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i love the colour of the tank! very well decorated. and thats a very cute GT, the oscar is in good health... what else to say? beautiful!!
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Your tank is beautiful! And all of your fish seem healthy and happy(: I'm trying to get stocking ideas for my new 55 gallon but everyone keeps telling me that's too small for an oscar and they can't be put with anything else... then I see tanks like yours and yours is the same size as well. People on this site can be pretty confusing. I love the decorations and plants too, great job!
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Your tank is beautiful! And all of your fish seem healthy and happy(: I'm trying to get stocking ideas for my new 55 gallon but everyone keeps telling me that's too small for an oscar and they can't be put with anything else... then I see tanks like yours and yours is the same size as well. People on this site can be pretty confusing. I love the decorations and plants too, great job!
Sure you can have an Oscar in a 55g for a while the thing is once starts getting full grown it won't be able to turn around comfortably. It will literally be bigger than the width of the tank.
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Yeah and I don't want to be mean to the fish by any means by keeping it in too small of a tank, but 55 is as large as I can go because I live in an apartment. I think I've just decided to go with smaller african cichlids. Thanks!
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Oscars get huge!! My lfs keeps a full grown Oscar in a 60 gallon aquarium. The poor guy can barely turn around! I mean, in nature oscars have a vast amount of space compared to even a 100 gallon aquarium. Even though they are tank bred, they deserve to have enough space to swim around....
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are those real plants...don't they unroot them????
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are those real plants...don't they unroot them????
nope they are fake,

and to address the oscar in a 55, i semi-agree but when i got him i was told a 55 was the bare Minimum but it seems that is not the case, I just cant return him just yet he is to much of a friend. this is the first fish to me that is really like a dog haha. but when the day does come he becomes uncomfortable i will give him away, then either stick with CA cichlids or try my first african tank, but either way im keeping him for a bit
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If he's still small youll be ok for a while,but eventually you will have to get a bigger tank,i have a 10" red that i put in a 55 for a week while doing a tank change over,and it was all oscar and no tank
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