05-25-2010, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by RedWings3722
I have a 5" albino Oscar
in a 40 gallon column tank. here is the video of him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jqk9b8QcZQ
I was wondering at what size should i move him to a larger tank?
Also I wanted to get a tiger Oscar
for a tank mate but is 40 gallons too small?
Forty gallons is too small for one adult Oscar. Two would require a minimum of 100 gal or 125 gal.
The five inch Oscar you have would appreciate a larger tank now with filter capable of filtering six to eight times the volume of water that the tank holds each hour. Example.. 40 x 6 = 240 gal per hour.
Were it my fish, I would be looking for at least a 75 gal tank for the one Oscar.
I would decorate the tank with large smooth river stones,driftwood,slabs of flagstone and or clay flower pots large enough for the fish to rest in if it felt like it.
Lighting would be dim and substrate would be dark colored pea gravel no more than one inch deep to allow gravel vaccuming to be more effective.
Would feed a wide variety of foods and would perform weekly water changes on the order of 50 percent without fail. Opinions vary.8)