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markymark2 08-14-2009 04:20 PM

oscar questions?
hi i am new to this forum and it is my first time keeping an oscar.
I have him in a 29 gallon tank with two penguin 200 bio wheel filters i was wondering how long i have till i need to upgrade him to a bigger tank.
btw planning on getting a 125 near christmas and he is about 6 in already.
cheers mark:-)

aunt kymmie 08-14-2009 04:30 PM

Hi MarkyMark- Welcome to the forum!
You're upgrading to a 125 at Christmas time? Lucky you :-)
Not sure on an Oscar's growth rate but I'd think between now & the holidays he'd be fine in your 29.
After you move him to the 125 what are your plans for the 29?

markymark2 08-14-2009 04:37 PM

right now my oscar is alone in there but i might add another oscar once i get the 125 , and use the 30 as a grow out tank.

buzz4520 08-15-2009 12:51 AM

your oscar is too big for your tank now and will be close to 8inch plus by christmas. oscars can grow at a rate of 1/2inch to 1inch a month the first year after birth. until you get the bigger tank, test you water at least twice a week and when nitrates get around 20, change 50 -75% of water.

markymark2 08-15-2009 03:02 PM

ok thanks

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