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Old 02-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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When to move two tiger oscars

So I have had two tiger oscars in a 55 gallon tank for a year. I will post a picture of the tank a little later. Both fish have a very healthy look to them, I was just wondering how big of a tank one would recommend to accommodate their size and messy nature in general. I have a 75 gallon that is not set up yet(waiting for some extra cash) but I would hate to break them up after sharing a tank for so long. Any feedback would be very much appreciated. Sorry if I left out any info, first post on this thing lol.
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So I have had two tiger oscars in a 55 gallon tank for a year. I will post a picture of the tank a little later. Both fish have a very healthy look to them, I was just wondering how big of a tank one would recommend to accommodate their size and messy nature in general. I have a 75 gallon that is not set up yet(waiting for some extra cash) but I would hate to break them up after sharing a tank for so long. Any feedback would be very much appreciated. Sorry if I left out any info, first post on this thing lol.
Honestly for a pair of oscars you will want a pretty big tank. 200 gallon would be ideal.
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The 75 by far would be better than the 55 for them just because of the footprint of the tank. I personally inherited a 125 gal with 4 adult oscars in it. They were crowded. 2 I think would have been fine if they were a m/f pair.
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Minimum for two IMO would be a 125. With heavy filtration, but I'm sure you already know that.
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I have yet to find out whether they are male or female. Are there any aquarium decor that you would recommend for oscars? I have very little in my tank to give them more room.
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I was also curious as to what filters are most effective for oscars.
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Very little, they knock stuff over, uproot plants, etc.....if they are male and female a flat rock laid horizontally in the tank. The female I had would lay her eggs on a flat rock. Other than that, anything you are willing to reset often and nothing heavy set vertically as they will knock it over and may hurt your glass.
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As for a filter I used a Fluval 405 Canister filter.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #9
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Any idea when you can sex an Oscar?
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That I do not know. Mine were adults when I got them
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