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Old 04-06-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
 
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I have been debating an Oscar. My husband wants to do a 55g for an 1-2 Oscar and 6 Tinfoil Barb. I, however, think much more room would be required. Seeing as I have not much experience with Oscars, I would enjoy input on size requirements and Oscar information in general.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
 
1 Oscar requires a 75G tank minimum, being alone. Two would be at least 125 gallons with a ton of filtration. The barbs can easily reach 10-12" in length each, if not more. You are looking at a very large tank with massive filtration if you plan on doing that setup.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:45 PM   #3
 
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Does this mean I get to do the "I Told You So" Dance to husband now??? I so love that dance!!
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
 
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Does this mean I get to do the "I Told You So" Dance to husband now??? I so love that dance!!
Haha, I guess you can. :)
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Now in regards to "Massive Filtration"... Exactly what are we looking at in those terms?
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:07 AM   #6
 
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Now in regards to "Massive filtration"... Exactly what are we looking at in those terms?
Looking at how much waste an Oscar prodcues, and how messy eaters they are, a filter rated at least twice as big for the aquarium is needed (IE, 75G tank w/ a 150G filter, or two 75's).
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