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Old 03-07-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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what can go in with a oscar/s

hi my other half really would like 1-2 oscars but am not sure what can go with them?
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What size tank?
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hi my other half really would like 1-2 oscars but am not sure what can go with them?
Feeder fish!
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:38 PM   #4
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Feeder fish!

OMG LOL So true. I kept 3 in a 55 bout 10 years ago.
When I was naive and dumb enough to think watching them eat live fish was "cool"
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Feeder fish!
Haha. Thats about it. If you can find a large pleco, some get tore up and some do just fine. Make sure to give it a hidding spot that the oscar cant beat down. My bro in law has large jack dempsys with his too.
Silver dollars and larger catfish can co exist with each other as long as they are about the same size as the oscar to not get bullied. Next time Im at my LFS I will take some pics of a tank... they have of a good big fish mix.

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OMG LOL So true. I kept 3 in a 55 bout 10 years ago.
When I was naive and dumb enough to think watching them eat live fish was "cool"
Hey...watching nature predation behavior IS cool...the only problem is the iffy health of fish store feeders.
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I never thoght about it at the time, I wasn't a very good fishkeeper then. Didnt even cycle just threw in some oscars and eels and a baracuda. Just so I could watch them hunt. I was so horrible back then LOL.

I also had puffer fish so I could watch them demolish feeders and listen to the crunch as they bit in. nature is so violent.
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Violent. But awesome! Haha just kidding. Predators aren't for everyone and happy community fish aren't for everyone either. Different strokes for different folks. That's what makes this hobby so cool.
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back then I had three tanks as well. A "happy" tank, the not so happy (puffers) and the Oscars with whatever I wanted to put in. Got my fix even back then
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Hi sorry had an appoint and could not get this to load on me phone
its a 4 foot tank if thats any help.
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