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jbonez 12-30-2010 09:23 PM

starting a 20gl...
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im thinking of putting baby oscars in it how many should i put or i was thinking of african cichlids? what would be better? the tank is cycling now im adding stability seachem everyday and i have a few zebra danios & 2 mollies in the tank all the test reading are 0 the ph is 7.4...

cbirk 12-31-2010 12:55 AM

Unless you plan on upgrading to at least a 75 gal tank I would not put any oscars in it. I have a single Oscar that has out grown my 55gal. Same is probably true with a lot of the other cichlids. If you want cichlids I would suggest searching for smaller ones, such as some rams, or maybe shell dewellers.

Also if you end up putting Oscars in it anyways, your zebra danios & 2 mollies will end up as food for them most likely. There is a fish profile tab at the top that you can look at different fish, so you can get nice fish that will go well with you current fish.

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