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post #1 of 12 Old 04-18-2017, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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oscars with tank mates

Just wanted some feedback on compatible tank mates that i can put with tiger oscars?
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-18-2017, 02:18 PM
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How big of a tank do you have?

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
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-18-2017, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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65 gallon
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-18-2017, 02:26 PM
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I would not keep any other fish in a tank of that size. I wouldn't even keep a second oscar, to be honest.

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 #5 of 12 Old 04-18-2017, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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so are you saying to only keep one oscar in that size tank?
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Yes. They grow extremely fast - it will be filling out the tank in no time.

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 #7 of 12 Old 04-18-2017, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info!
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-19-2017, 11:27 PM
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yes, Jaysee is correct. Oscars are some big fish and grow quickly. It's more about room than volume of water. With good filtration and maintenance your 65 gal of water doesn't have a problem supporting the growth and care of maybe 2 oscars and possibly 7 - 10 cichlids but your tank size does. It's just not large enough and you would eventually have to upgrade in size or get rid of some fish.
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-20-2017, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone ! I have a 125 gallon that I plan to start .... So how long do u think it will take a couple of Oscars to outgrow the 65 gallon ? Then I plan to transfer them to the 125 and then keep some other cichlids in the 65
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oscars with tank mates

You can expect them to grow an inch per month for the first several months so I would say you have about 6 months, which is why we say wait till you have the big tank

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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