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Old 06-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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75 gal - 1 Oscar, 1 Severum?

Too small?

I can rehome a buddy's oscar, but he's a beast already.. about 9"
I talked to another guy who wanted to give away a really good looking oscar for free, but he's 12".

I also really like the severums and found some awesome looking ones cheap. I would want 1 or 2 (but I feel like 2 is out of the question).
The ones I found were 4" - 5" or so.

Right now the tank just has my hi-fin spotted pleco in it. He's about 6".

Can an oscar and a severum fit in a 75 gal? Bad idea? Pushin it?
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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In my honest opinion thats pushing it with fish like that, But if you decide to do it just know its a bad idea to add anything else. I would to see a pic of the oscar lol
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Yeah.
I'll be transferring schools come winter, so once we find out where we're staying we may be able to get a bigger tank - but I'm not sure, could be just a 75 for a while.

We want a big monster fish, but if I take the free oscar it's already 12" as it is. The 75 might be a little less than ideal for him by himself, huh?

I guess I could hold out and see about the 9" one or just look into a pair of adult severums?

I dunno...

(I'll see if I can get a pic of the oscar, the guy took down the CL ad.)
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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It would be best if you
Got one or the other, They could maybe work together but that is pushing it ever so slightly, its really a risk it will either work, or it wont its hard for me to tell lol
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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Yeah, understandable. I'm not looking for a definite "yes" or "no", just more of a "this is a terrible idea" or "this may work if they get along".

If anything I'm mostly concerned with them both having enough space
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Lol ok then its not a good idea
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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Ok, thank you for being honest. I'll reconsider maybe just the oscar then.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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After looking we decided to go with the oscar. Loved this guy right off the bat, and he was free

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That's a good looking oscar, has great color on the jaw line.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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Oh nice! If i had the proper tank id take him over a severum lol
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #11
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Thanks, yeah his orange is awesome looking.
He's still in his shy phase, but if we leave him alone he ventures around the tank. I'm glad I picked him
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