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maybe getting an Oscar? advice please
Old 04-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
 
Question maybe getting an Oscar? advice please

I'm considering getting a small juvenile Oscar, about 2" in size.
He would go in my 75 gallon tank with two kissing gouramis (currently 4" each) and my senegal bichir (currently about 5"). I would move the tetras and dwarf gouramis back to my feeder tank with my few guppies and Cory cats, which I was planning to do anyway as the bichir grows.
I've been reading up a lot on Oscars and I realize they get to be around a foot long.

Does this sound like a good setup for an Oscar? Any tips on care or inside info on Oscars would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
 
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All those fish grow pretty large and will overstock that tank. Oscars grow very fast and they are extremely messy fish. Mine grew from about 2" to about 12" in about 9 months. The Oscar and the bichir would probably be ok as a final stock for that tank.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #3
 
Ok... What size tank would you recommend to keep the Oscar, bichir, and two kissing gouramis in permanently?
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #4
 
100g at least for all four
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
 
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A 6 foot tank.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:54 AM   #6
 
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A 6 foot tank.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #7
 
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
 
I rehomed the two kissing gouramis and got the Oscar. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:22 PM   #9
 
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I would also set up a 10 gallon tank for for feeder guppies and the goldfish.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #10
 
I have guppies for breeding in my 60 gallon. I also recently set up a shrimp tank to breed cherry shrimp, as well as a breeding tank for Blackworms.

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