my question - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-21-2007, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
New Member
my question

i got a 20 gal tank i dont know some bio wheel filter system a little sunken ship that has air bubbles that comes out of it.... i got 2 oscars, 1 texas cichlid my tank is set at about 78f i am open to any advise this is my first tank i dont want to wake up and my fish are dead i was told them to feed them beef hearts i was told that the pack i got would last 30 days it has 30 peices in it but i dont know how much or how often to feed them any advise is appreciated, Major
majorcali is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 05-21-2007, 10:09 PM
did u cycle the tank and for those fish youll need proably 50 gallons
Enzo is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-22-2007, 02:03 AM
Hello majorcali, and welcome.

Your probably going to get told this alot in replies to this post, but your tank is way to small for the inhabitants. Take them back to your LFS and get something a wee more suitable for the size of tank you have. :D
Daz is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 06-22-2007, 01:22 PM
New Member
Im new here but dont ya think the Oscars will eventualy eat the other guy in any size tank?
Silverreng is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 06-23-2007, 07:14 AM
New Member
miagrrl's Avatar
the oscars are gonna get waaaaay too big- and yeah, they may eventually eat the other fish.

"Instant gratification takes too long"
miagrrl is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 06-23-2007, 10:01 AM
mHeinitz57's Avatar
give your ascars a wider variety of food too if you decide to keep them. Oscars will eat a lot and will grow quickly which is why I agree with everyone else here that you need at least a 50 gallon for just those 2 oscars. Being dirty fish, you would also want a large filter with good circulation, probably a canister filter rated for 75 gallon tanks or more. Frozen food are great, I would mix it up more with brine shrimp, beefheart, spirulina, algea, spinach, etc. MOst frozen foods you find will be suitable but a common problem with oscars is malnutrition because they don't get a varied diet or enough food. Try to aoid live feeder fish for a loooong time. Many people want to feed feeder fish as soon as they can and that can lead to infections later on or malnutrition as they oscars sometimes stop eating anything else besides goldfish. Get a good pellet food too, that should be his main diet since it is well-rounded and fortified. I feed mine chopped peas too to help bring out color, aid in digestion and provide vegetable matter.

Mike H
mHeinitz57 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie Question (Feeding Question) mikedb1972 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 14 07-16-2010 05:18 PM
a lighting question and a tank question beetlebz Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 2 12-12-2007 10:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome