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post #1 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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angel vs oscar

Im still setting up a 55 but am debating between getting a group of angels or 2 oscars. Can yall give me some plus and minus's for both. Or will 2 oscars be to big for a 55?

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 04:17 PM
Heavily and fully stocked with two oscars. You could have a nice community with 2 angels.

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post #3 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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So 2 oscars would be pushing it

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post #4 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 05:17 PM
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Yes, I would say 2 Oscars would be pushing it in a 55 gallon. A 120 or 180 gallon would be better for a pair of Oscars. Keep in mind they are very messy cichlids and you would be doing large water changes at least once or twice a week to keep up with them. Also, Oscars can get to 14" each so the 12" width of a 55 would make for tight turning room once they reached full size.

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post #5 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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alright well then it looks like angels are the way for me to go. But I can only really get away with 2 in a 55? what if I went only angels?

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post #6 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 06:03 PM
You could have lots of young angles if they were you only fish. However you will have issues if 2 pair up and breed as they will go after all the others.

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post #7 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 09:17 PM
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Look at these beauties. If I were to have angels I'd definitely want some of these. Blue Neons. Gorgeous, don't you agree? I also really like the koi angels. Nice fish. Plus, with angels you could have a beautiful planted tank. Oscars would shred any plants you'd put in the tank with them.

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post #8 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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im guessing kymmie you ment for some pictures to be in that post?

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im guessing kymmie you ment for some pictures to be in that post?
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-13-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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ya I really do like that blue one.

Whats the easiest way to tell males from female. That way when i get 2 ill get one of each

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