02-14-2011, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DStokes
I am wanting to set up a 55gal for Oscars and I want it to look like their natural habitat as much as it can. That being said, I need a little help. I need to know what kind of plants, if any, how heavy to plant, kind of rocks, substrate, etc. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated!
As others have already said a 55 is tight for a single oscar. I have my one oscar in a 55 but I have no substrate (gives some more water room) and massive filtration plus I really work to keep my water clean.
I also agree that in general living plants are toast in an oscar tank, better to get fake ones which the oscar will move about to suit itself. I do have a couple real plants wedged in holes in a compressed sandstone decoration (I put in just as an experiment) which my oscar has yet to destroy.