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A few Q's before I start..

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Blau_the_cow, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Blau_the_cow

    Blau_the_cow New Member

    I have decided to get an Oscar (although I dont know which kind yet) but I need to know a few things before i buy.

    1: A friend of mine has a tank that she is willing to give me but she only knows the measurements in inches. they are 36,12,20. Anybody know how to calculate the gallons??..if this isnt big enough i will go with the LFS tank.

    2: I was looking at baby Oscars in Walmart and they had a black and white mixed colouration...will they have this when they get to be full size, or will they grow out of it? I havent seen any pics of adult Oscars with this colouring so far...

    3: Which would be better in an Oscar tank..sand or graval? I really like the look of sand but do oscars?

    Thanks for any help you can give. :)
     
  2. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Sorry, I cannot help with many of your questions. But I do know that a tank of those dimensions is not big enough for one oscar. I estimate it to be about 30 gallons.
     
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    1. The tank is 37.5 gallons which isn't large enough for an oscar. To figure volume: (length x width x height)/231 = gallons.

    2. Coloration tends to change a lot as the fish grows. I believe juveniles that are black with silver looking stripes will end up being tigers (the silver stripes will turn orange).

    3. Sand is perfectly find with oscars.

    -Chelle
     
  4. needlefish1

    needlefish1 New Member

    baby oscars are great. they get dull colors when they get older. unless u get like an albino, a red and a tiger in the same tank.
     
  5. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    im not sure but it sounds like a 37 gallon and p.s dont buy fish from walmart at my walmart they have like 50 bala sharks in like a little 10-15 gallon try to find a petco,petsmart,superpet,petcetera,petvalu,or aqurium services my favourite neways good luck with the dropsy thing ive never seen it got pic?
     
  6. Blau_the_cow

    Blau_the_cow New Member

    I only have walmart and an individual pet and plant store near me which doesnt carry much in the way of Oscars. The closest Petsmart is 45-60 mins away. Its not okay to have a fish in a bag that long is it? last time my fish were in a bag for long, they got ich. (and i was a real newbie then, so i didnt recognise it and they died. Definitly dont want that to happen again...)
     
  7. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    actually 45-60 minutes would be fine....and the fish u had before didnt get ich from being the bag that long...ich is a parasite and is spread by being in the infected water...they probably got it from the tank they were in before you bought them.
     

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