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post #11 of 12 Old 11-22-2009, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by statenfish View Post
thanks for all the input...the water problem seemed to solve itself..the water is crystal clear now..i run 2 eheim 2217 classica and a rena xp4....the temp is at 74 (sorry for the typo..you guys dont miss a thing do you lol) i do weekly water changes via gvavel vaccuuming and do abot 35 to 40 percent each time..the oscars look great so far.. i rerally think the filtration i have currently is adequate...unless im mistaken.their color is amazing and they eat like monsters.. hopefully i am doing what i need for these beautiful fish..keep the info coming..you guys are amazing
I don't see anywhere in this thread how large the tank is or how many oscars are in it, so just a reminder of 1077's comments on this aspect.

Depending upon the answers, I would increase the volume of the partial water changes to minimum 50% once a week, or more if the tank size is not adequate for the fish. Can't say much more without knowing the information.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-17-2010, 10:15 PM
oscars are awesome fish funny guys with cool personality but they take more waste then anything in the world i have two them they jump out the water for food attack the glass move rocks around the tank and spit them at the glass by far the funnist best fish out there

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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