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Old 03-09-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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i'm switching from salt to fresh... I need some ideas... I either wanted like 4 oscars or a few schools... Is there anyone out there with multiple oscars? if so let me know what its like.

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I'm personally fond of schools of community fish, like Tetras.
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off topic but what made you switch to fw i think saltwater would be wonderful if i had the time and money
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I don't think I could give up FW. I might add SW if I had the time and money, but not switch.
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I had 4 oscars untill they all tried to eat each other..then they got paired off and sold.
Anyway, Now I keep a few schools of africans in a 100 gallon, mostly mbuna, So I greatly suggest malawis and tangs, colourful, energetic, always dodging around doing something or another. well worth the effort I think.
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off topic but what made you switch to fw i think saltwater would be wonderful if i had the time and money
thats just it... i'm kinda out of money... i like what i have but to take it to the next level (reef) i'm looking at tons of money, I'm just excited to start "fresh" with something new
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I would go for a community tank, insted of getting oscars. You can have a much more active tank and lots of fish.

But... if you like the idea of carnivorus fish, I'm a big supporter of bichirs. I have 2 in my 55gal and they are my favorite fish. You could probably get an ornate bichir they are a lot prettier than my senegal bichir and get to be 22" i believe.

I still think a community would be a lot more fun to stock, and look at. Your choice however.
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Go for the big fish if you like. To make sure you get fish that get along you could find a store that has tanks of big fish that have outgrown other peoples' tanks. Then you've got a few that have already been housed together. I can understand switching from sw to fw. If you've already had salt then freshwater is new and exciting to you. I don't understand how people consider one better than the other. They're both just as fun I think. Just because one is cheaper doesn't mean a thing.
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