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Old 01-13-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Post Oscar and Jewel fish compatibility

are tiger oscar and jewel fish compatible with each other. planning to keep 4 jewel with one tiger oscar.
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I think that could work provided the tank is greater than 100 gallons. I would not attempt that in anything less.
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ummm they come from different continents (so major incompatibility there, and some parameter/ diet differences) and the oscar can get over 12 in, while the jewel gets to about 6? am i wrong?

i dont think they will work. oscars are too aggressive and will pick fights - and the jewels are tough enough to gang up and win them. im not sure who'd kill who but its just better for you to get a different fish sorry x
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I have read that jewels are absolute maniacs when breeding plus they are from different a different continent to oscar's.Tbh I wouldn't risk it just my opinion. Though.
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Why all the fuss about the different continents? The water parameters of a jewel cichlid are Inline with an Oscar, as well as diet. Jewels aren't lake cichlids with hard water/high ph requirements.

Aggression would be the biggest decision making factor to me. I've seen jewels do well with convicts and jack dempseys. Unless anyone has seen otherwise, I wouldn't rule them out with oscars. Also - how can you recommend against this setup without even hearing how large the tank is?

Ps. I've seen oscars and convicts coexist and convicts are smaller than jewels.
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its not so much the parameters as it is aggression. they naturally hate eachother it seems if they are from different continents.

how large IS the tank? xx
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I have a mixed cichlid tank with this 4 jewels and other cichlids. Now I'm going to get a 75 gallon tank for tiger Oscar. So I was thinking to move my jewels with the Oscar.
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