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Old 08-27-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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Would this be overstocked for a 55g?

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So I was thinking to get a 55 gal. , and I was wondering if these fish would be okay toghether , so just tell me which ones can be toghether and which ones can't , and tell me if its over stocked .
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Neither the Oscar or the JD will work in a 55.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Neither the Oscar or the JD will work in a 55.
What about just the Oscar ?
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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What about just the Oscar ?
Oscars can grow larger than 12 inches long, a 55 gallon tank is typicall only 13 inches wide (front to back). The smallest size tank for an oscar is north of 120 gallons (this is the size that extends from 4 feet long (55 gallon) to 6 feet long. A 55 gallon tank will not provide an oscar with enough room to move around.
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Oscars can grow larger than 12 inches long, a 55 gallon tank is typicall only 13 inches wide (front to back). The smallest size tank for an oscar is north of 120 gallons (this is the size that extends from 4 feet long (55 gallon) to 6 feet long. A 55 gallon tank will not provide an oscar with enough room to move around.
What about a 75 gallon ? Those are like 18" wide I think , the biggest I would be able to do is 75 gallons :/
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What about a 75 gallon ? Those are like 18" wide I think , the biggest I would be able to do is 75 gallons :/
A 75 would be suitable but it would have to be the only fish in there. A 120 gallon stout ( 4x2x2) would be ideal however.
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A 75 would be suitable but it would have to be the only fish in there. A 120 gallon stout ( 4x2x2) would be ideal however.
Okay , I would just get the Oscar than
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You can definitely put an Oscar in a 55 gallon by himself. He will be fine in it. A 75 is better. As long as you have the proper filtration and water change schedule. For those fish you'd need at least a 110 for them.
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You can definitely put an Oscar in a 55 gallon by himself. He will be fine in it. A 75 is better. As long as you have the proper filtration and water change schedule. For those fish you'd need at least a 110 for them.
I'll get a 75 gallon for one than , and if I do get a 75 gal. Could I get one ruber lip pleco ? They're the smallest pleco at my petsmart
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Yes as long as you have good filtration,
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