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post #11 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 04:47 PM
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Because they are massive fish when full grown. My 90 came with a very large oscar and in my opinion it was honestly too big for the tank. The 55 gallon minimum is garbage. 75 is really the bare minimum for one. If you are content to provide the bare minimum then so be it - it's your call to make. However, I think in 12-18 months time you'll be looking for a 6 foot tank. 75 is a good grow out tank for big fish.
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post #12 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I'll watch him grow and make a call from there. I'm trying not to bother them but the bgk has taken to laying on its side so I keep turning the light on to make sure he's alive. I'm not too confident he'll be alive in the morning /:
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Laying on its side is normal too. It's a very different fish to keep, and until you are familiar with it you will be stressed by the weirdness. Been there done that

Most important thing is to get it eating well. Is it? What are you feeding?
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta

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post #14 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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The stress is making my daughter kick like crazy lol. Hopefully he finds his tube soon and makes himself at home. He was eating while he was floating so I was fairly confident he'd be okay but this behavior is crazy!!
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Best thing is to get it eating a staple food, which can be a challenge.

I suggest moving the oscar to the 75 when it's ready and leaving the knife in quarantine until it is chowing down on pellets.
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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #16 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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He picked at shrimp pellets but went crazy for the bloodworms. Took them from my hand. I'll see what he does with cichlid pellets tomorrow.
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It's okay, I was on this site many moons ago I know how everyone here is. (: I can see that person has since been banned but I am not worried, there is always someone like that on a forum. I have had forums ban me because I didn't take their advice. I hop a lot but this will be my home for a good amount of time. (: Best forum out there.

Thanks for understanding, Flint - sorry for that unpleasantness. We wouldn't be here if not for our awesome members, and we want to keep you guys around! (so having returned, you'd better not leave again or we'll CRY! T_T)

I'm sorry that I have nothing to add that would be helpful to you, either! Glad to see you've got Jaysee helping out, though! You're in good hands - he's one of our best! BGK are notoriously quirky critters, I can only imagine how nervous owning one would make me, lol - and you better believe I'd be hunting poor Jaysee down for his thoughts every 3 minutes - in a panic! ~_^

Good luck with the fishy! Such amazing animals. . . I'm jealous of you both!

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post #18 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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I got my 75 for $25 with stand on CL -hinthint- I've seen the videos on YouTube so I'm pretty excited but it's so stressful!! Lol

I won't leave you again!! Anything but tears!! Glad to be back!!
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post #19 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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He was stuck to the intake so I covered it.
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post #20 of 39 Old 11-12-2013, 06:38 PM
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Again, normal for the position its in You don;t have to worry about covering the intake. How big is it?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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