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hi i have a 55 gallon tank and was thinkin about getting a pair of oscars and i have looked at them around the stores and there seems to be three kinds. the red, tiger, and albino oscars. i was wondering which one of these would be the better option if it even matters at all. these are the only fish i was planning on keeping in the tank with a pleco maybe. i know they grow to be big fast but i will have a solution when that problem arrives.
One oscar would be a tight fit and what would that solution be
One oscar won't even fit in that tank it is too narrow let alone a pair.75 gallon minimum for one oscar and 120 gallons minimum for two. Oscars don't pair easy. You will not only need a big tank(think 125-180), but you will also need to buy 6 juveniles and they might not pair until they are over a year old. Oscars emit a huge bioload and need LOTS of filteration and a heavy water change schedule. Next to goldfish, oscars are probably one of the most abused fish in the hobby because people don't give them the space and water quality they need. It is very easy for them to get hole in the head disease.
agreed, and until you see a full grown one u carnt just how big they really are, they get huge !!! :):):)
the mentioned a solution... what is it.
bigger tank was my solution in time when it was needed but my question still was answered i just got info i already knew about.
just go for whatever colour you think will be best :)
i've had all of them, and they all look beautiful at all sizes, i currently have a pair of albino's which i LOVE!!!
I am in the process of setting up a tank for two Oscars.Going to get them young approx 2 " , any advice?
Currently have a 30 Gallon set up fot this & yes I know I will have to upgrade this.
I know they grow quick, but how quick is quick . How long does it take for a 2" Oscar to become 12" ?
Also want to have a Plec & maybe a Cat , any advice on type ?
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