03-05-2012, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Exterrestrial
Would a Tiger Oscar be okay in a 55g? or would he need something more, such as a 75g or bigger?
I was planning on keeping one Tiger Oscar in a 55g, a couple snails, and 4 or 5 feeder guppies (I know these will turn into Oscar Food, I don't mind.)
I'm not going to put any other fish in there, as I'm aware it will be way too much. Though I was curious about a pleco. If I could possibly put one of them in there to help keep it clean.
Also, I've heard not to feed oscars feeder guppies, due to the fact they are kept in poor conditions. I fully understand, but we breed them and they stay very healthy. So I figure now and then as a treat I'd put some guppies in there for him.
One last thing, bubbles. Should I get a bubble wall for the Oscar?
an oscar has the potential to be 14 inches long, commonly get 1ft+ and a 55 is only 11.5 inches wide if i remember right. i would say no unless you already have a tank waiting for it thats bigger when it grows up.
think about a 12-14 inch fish being in the 55 gallon and how much room it would have.