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First Oscar Tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by RTBShark(II), Jun 15, 2004.

  1. RTBShark(II)

    RTBShark(II) New Member

    I have recently become fascinated with Oscars; they are great fish :eek: . I want to keep some but I have no idea how. Ive kept kribs, firemouths (theyve just bred, lots of fry!!!!!) and other dwarf ciclids. Cud u tel me all i need to know. THANKS.
     
  2. bloodpain

    bloodpain New Member

    I kept Oscars before.. even though I am not fascinated by them.. :? But come back to the point.. They are agrressive fishes and they can grow to some extent.. I would recommend to at least 50g to keep these cichlids..Good luck on your oscar tank. :eek:
     
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

  4. RTBShark(II)

    RTBShark(II) New Member

    Thank you, that was really helpful.
    :mrgreen:
     
  5. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    i breed fannsy guppys and every now and then i give my dad some and he give them to hes 7 inch jackd and 11inch oscar in hes 35 gallen tank but the 50 gallen would be better how many r u geting
     
  6. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Is that the same thank that has the high nitrAtes and the oscar that currently has ich? 35 gallons is far from being adequate for those fish and it's starting to show. I don't see how you can look at that tank and think it's not crowded. I bet the fish can hardly move w/o touching either eachother or the sides of the tank. That is not a good environment and you shouldn't go around suggesting that it is.

    -Chelle
     
  7. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    nooooo thats mine my dad has a 35 gallen tank to i got mine for my bithday
     
  8. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    i missed up thats mine my dad
     
  9. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Well, either way, a 35 gallon tank is WAY too small for an oscar.

    -Chelle
     
  10. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    not 1 oscar
     
  11. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    I've been under the impression that a full grown oscar wouldn't even be able to turn around in a 35 gallon tank! So much for quality of life. Are you planning on upgrading as the fish grows? As more tank space will also help him stay healthy and disease free.
     
  12. chris5302

    chris5302 New Member

    if ur talking to me yes and a full grown oscar is biger then 14inch did u now that
     
  13. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Yes, a 35 gallon tank IS too small for one oscar.

    It's not just a matter of the fish physically fitting into the tank (althougha 35 definitely doesn't give the fish much room to move around). You also have to consider bioload. You, yourself, said that your 35 gallon tank with a 4" oscar (note that the fish is still less than 1/3 it's full size) gets weekly water changes and your nitrAtes are still twice what they should be. A 35 gallon tank simply does not provide enough water to adequately dillute the waste of a fish that size.

    -Chelle
     
  14. Obelix

    Obelix New Member

    how would you feel if someone stuck you in a cage were you had 2 inches to move left, 2 to move right, an inch to move up, and thur pellets at you twice a day and cleaned up after you once a week? sure you'd live but youd be ill and very very unhappy.
     
  15. bloodpain

    bloodpain New Member

    if i were to live on that kind of cage.. I would rather commit suicide.
     
  16. RTBShark(II)

    RTBShark(II) New Member

    Oscars get big, right. That 35g is way too small! Ive been asking around other places and nobody will tell me to keep O's in anything but 55g +. (cant get the quote to work so: Chris5302 wrote: 'how many r u getting' i only wanna get one).[/quote]
     

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