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Old 12-12-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Would like advice on Oscars

I have a 5ft tank about 105 gallon. I have 4 Oscars at about 6-8inch among with a fair few other fish none of them are fighting but I would like to know if the tank is suitable for them as I keep thinking the tank is too small. The fish have been living together for about 8months+ The fish I have in the tank are.

Oscars. 4
Jade eye. 1
Feather fin catfish. 2
Silver dollars. 8
Common plec. 1
Bristle nose plec. 5
Mozambique mouthbrooder. 2
Blue loach. 1
Sucking loach. 1
Spotted catfish. 1
Angel fish. 1
Jack demseys. 2
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #2
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Is this a joke?? Your tank is suitable for 2 oscars.. only 2. I don't even know what else to say...

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No it's not a joke. I genuinely asking a question. So your saying I should only have 2 Oscars in there no other fish either?
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Yes, if you want to properly keep oscars? 2 oscars in that tank with bi-weekly 60%wcs minimum

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Old 12-12-2016, 06:56 PM   #5
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How big will Oscars actually grow in captivity also what would happen if I kept the tank with the same fish I got in there. Other than that I better start finding some homes for fish if I can't keep them all together.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:58 PM   #6
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They can/will hit at least 11-12". They poo like mad when properly looked after. Any google search would have led you to this information?? Do you want a bunch of fish or a couple big fish??

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Old 12-12-2016, 07:02 PM   #7
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Yeah I know the poo like mad. And yeah google did but rather actually talk to someone who's maybe atleast kept them know what I mean. And I would rather a decent amount so the tank don't look dead
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I had one when I was young mine grew to about 18inch
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:22 PM   #9
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Ok. Thanks for the advice. I'll find new homes for the Oscars.
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:54 PM   #10
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I have two 3 year old oscars and they are at 13 and 12 inches in length. I have them in a 300 gal plywood tank that I custom built myself. There are also 2 large plecos, 1 flowerhorn, 2 Texas cichlids, 1 green terror, 3 convicts,1 red terror, 1 chocolate cichlid,and 1 African cichlid. The tank has over 900 gallons per hour filtration on it with plenty of water movement. Most would say I'm crazy but it is surprising peaceful and I always have crystal clear water. Doing my 50% water changes weekly of course.
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