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  1. 90 gallon tank setup: advice for suitable species

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Iv had my tank for a few years now keeping south African cichlids with much success.. but I'm looking to sell all of my cichlids for something a little bit different! Iv been fancying a bigger species of fish, but would like to keep my 2 featherfin catfish and my plec. The catfish are around...
  2. Picking Tank Mates Help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, I am coming up with a list of fish i would like for stocking my 55 gallon freshwater aquarium (after it's cycled and what not) BUT! I need help to know if these fish are compatible. One type of fish i so desperately want is a puffer fish. I have taken care of green spotted's...
  3. maybe getting an Oscar? advice please

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I'm considering getting a small juvenile Oscar, about 2" in size. He would go in my 75 gallon tank with two kissing gouramis (currently 4" each) and my senegal bichir (currently about 5"). I would move the tetras and dwarf gouramis back to my feeder tank with my few guppies and Cory cats, which...
  4. New Tank - Will this work?

    I just got a 90 Gallon tank that I want to turn into a large cichlid tank. Ideally I'd want to put a Electric Blue Jack Dempsey in with a Oscar, then have some sort of large pleco at the bottom. Would this work or would one fish kill off the other? I wanted these two cause the electric blue is...
  5. Oscar does not eat and breathing heavily :(

    Hello everyone, I need some help. I thought my Oscar was just being tempermental, as usual, however, he/she(?) has stopped eating, is breathing fairly heavily and generally looks inattentive. I'm very worried since he is usually ravenous for food, breathes normally through the gills and is very...
  6. lazy fish

    Most of my fish.are moving less thannusually andnwaters turning less than clear amonia nlevel as of yesterdaynwas about. .25 and lights have beenn off
  7. Gender of oscars

    Is there a way to tell the gender of an oscar cichlid? I've heard that there really isn't, but I'd still like to ask.
  8. Baby tiger oscars

    i recently bought 2 baby tiger oscars from my local pet shop, i have had them for just over a week and they do not seem to be settling in as well as i aould had hoped, they both came from the same tank at the pet shop with another 3 oscars in with them. they are both roughly 7 cm. one is...
  9. Cichlid 100 gallon

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, I have provided links to my aquarium videos. I have an Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, a Parrotfish, and an Oscar in a 100 gallon tank. Check out my youtube videos and let me know what you think. My youtube username is GoldfishRsoDelicious and I have provided the links below.
  10. My addiction

    Freshwater Journals
    Its been a while since I've posted anything in here, so I thought that I would share some pictures of my aquariums with everyone. Still a noob at freshwater, but learning a lot every time I experiment with something. Only been keeping fish for 11 months. My guppy tanks: Angelfish tank: Two...
  11. Cichlid aggression scale

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Well here is a list of a few cichlids at my petshop: -Electric yellow -Red zebra -Yellow tail Acei -Jewel Cichlid -Electric blue -Kribensis -Angelfish -Oscar -Jack Dempsey -Convict Cichlid So from these fish, what would you rank them from 1-10 based on aggression (1 being least aggressive) I...
  12. tiger oscars and gold severums for sale

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    hey i have 2 tiger Oscars and 2 gold severums all between 5-7 inches very healthy located in Houston, tx asking 10 each
  13. New Setup for Oscars

    I am wanting to set up a 55gal for Oscars and I want it to look like their natural habitat as much as it can. That being said, I need a little help. I need to know what kind of plants, if any, how heavy to plant, kind of rocks, substrate, etc. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated! :-)
  14. is my tank crowded?

    have a 55 gallon tank with 1 tiger oscar, 1 red pacu, 1 bala shark, 2 convict cichlids, 1 bumblebee cichlid, 1 synodontis catfish, 1 common pleco, and 1 green terror. all are juveniles, the bala shark being the largest at 5" long. is this overstocked? also, lately my oscar has gotten small...
  15. Small film-ish covering on part of my oscar's eye

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, I am going to beg for help here, I just seem to have the worst luck with raising an aquarium so I look to you guys for help. I just started my new aquarium (if you search for older posts from me, you'll understand the need). So I did a fish-less cycle with fish-food. Went very smooth...
  16. My 55g fish tank just lost all its fish, I desperatly am seeking advice.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, I'd like to introduce myself first, my name is Joe Hickey. I just as of 6 months bought my first tank and thought this was going to be the easiest thing since slicing your own bread. I read online briefly(keyword briefly) how to cycle tanks, and got excited and went out and...
  17. Albino Red Tiger Oscar

    Does anybody know where I can purchase a good quality albino red tiger oscar or a long finned oscar? I found an albino red oscar on but I haven't heard such great things about that website... Any help would be appreciated, none of my local aqaurium shops carry them, I live...
  18. What Can I Add To My Tank?

    I've got a 29 gallon tank with 1 oscar fish and 1 convict. The oscar fish is about 4 inches, and the convict is about 1 inch and a half. These two do good with each other, but I recently made the mistake of putting a green terror in the tank that was the same size as the oscar (4 inches). I...