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Old 07-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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young Oscar and Pleco....I'm considering potential tank mates!

I will be moving my Oscar and pleco into a new tank in a few weeks once cycling has finished

I have had Oscars before but never kept them with other breeds of fish (apart from pleco's)

what other species should I be looking at?

thank you all in advance


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What size tank?
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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48x18x18"
= 255litres
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #4
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With that size tank a Oscar and a pleco is really all that fits.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #5
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With that size tank a Oscar and a pleco is really all that fits.

fair enough

I'm happy with that, thanks for replying
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:12 PM   #6
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from reading around on the internet I'm beginning to think maybe my new tank is not big enough for Oscar in the long run (from what I'd read in an old Oscar keeping book, a 4ft tank would be ideal.....obviously opinions change over time) so considering giving him to a new home and maybe go down the Cichlid community or dwarf Cichlid community route

really unsure now as don't want to keep the Oscar in a tank that is ultimately not big enough for him


I have a few weeks until my new tank will finish its fishless cycle, so have some time to weigh-up the options
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You said the tank dimensions were 48x18x18 which is fine for one oscar.
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You said the tank dimensions were 48x18x18 which is fine for one oscar.
Agreed, that's a 4 foot tank
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #9
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My otherhalf took my young Oscar to Maidenhead aquatics today

shame he went, but it was best for him


I'm going for Community with a handfull of Dwarf Cichlids
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That sucks, I would have bought another tank for the community fish.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #11
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That sucks, I would have bought another tank for the community fish.

I've only just bought the 48" one....don't have room for anything larger without major interior redesigning


I'll go for an Oscar again in the future I'm sure and I'll have a much bigger tank for him
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How many oscars could you have in a 55-75 gallon tank?
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How many oscars could you have in a 55-75 gallon tank?
With their size and growth rate only one with nothing else.
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That's sad. It would be nice to have a few of those bad boys. Good lookin fish.
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That's sad. It would be nice to have a few of those bad boys. Good lookin fish.
Two oscars more times than not is a train wreck of aggression, even when young and worse when they mature.
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