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GoddessTetra 04-06-2008 10:26 PM

Oscars
 
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.

Cody 04-06-2008 10:35 PM

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.

GoddessTetra 04-06-2008 10:45 PM

Does this mean I get to do the "I Told You So" Dance to husband now??? I so love that dance!!

Cody 04-06-2008 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoddessTetra
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. :)

GoddessTetra 04-06-2008 10:50 PM

Now in regards to "Massive Filtration"... Exactly what are we looking at in those terms?

Cody 04-07-2008 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoddessTetra
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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