Oscar questions - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
MARIOPARTY53's Avatar
 
Oscar questions

Can I keep An oscar in a tank with some plants?
Im getting 3
also Can i keep them with:

Tiger Barb x4
Bala Shark x3
Kissing Gourami 2x
Plecostomus 1x

so? thanks for looking
I givin Up discus if anybody looks at my sig btw
MARIOPARTY53 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 10:47 PM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
I would say probably not. Your tank is a 55g, right? You would need a much bigger tank for most of those fish. The barbs and possibly gouramis would be ok, but a standard pleco needs about 75g once it gets full grown. The balas need a six foot tank to feel comfortable and would be better off in a larger school. The oscars are generally not good community fish as they can be very aggressive and predatory. They would do ok with the pleco and possibly larger bala sharks, but might get in fights with the gouramis and might eat the barbs. Also, they might get in fights with each other and you'd need a much larger tank to house three of them.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
MARIOPARTY53's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I would say probably not. Your tank is a 55g, right? You would need a much bigger tank for most of those fish. The barbs and possibly gouramis would be ok, but a standard pleco needs about 75g once it gets full grown. The balas need a six foot tank to feel comfortable and would be better off in a larger school. The oscars are generally not good community fish as they can be very aggressive and predatory. They would do ok with the pleco and possibly larger bala sharks, but might get in fights with the gouramis and might eat the barbs. Also, they might get in fights with each other and you'd need a much larger tank to house three of them.
ok but can i keep the oscars with plants?
MARIOPARTY53 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 10:50 PM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Not for long. The oscars will dig them up or destroy them.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
MARIOPARTY53's Avatar
 
ahh man

Looks like I wont be buying oscars!

thanks man!
MARIOPARTY53 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i think my little oscar has ick southamericancichlidguy23 Cichlids 14 10-29-2009 10:20 PM
New Tank - Oscar and Jack Dempsey - Questions British Cichlids 8 09-04-2009 11:04 PM
oscar questions? markymark2 Cichlids 4 08-15-2009 03:02 PM
please help me with my oscar angelbubby28 Cichlids 1 06-09-2008 02:15 AM
Glo fish questions, set up questions, cycling QUESTIONS>> cajunmomof4 Cyprinids and Atherinids 3 04-23-2008 08:36 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome