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O or JD

Oscar
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31%
Jack Dempsey
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69%
 
Total votes : 13

Oscar or Jack Dempsey?

Postby Cich of it all » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:51 am

I have a JD in one of my 55's and was thinking about trading him for an oscar. Which do you all prefer?
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Postby Number6 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:05 am

in a 55g, a Jack Dempsey is far more appropriate IME. Oscars are rather large and messy for such a small tank. The Jack, though not much smaller, has less mass, is less messy, and isn't as active a fish as a fit and healthy Oscar is.

A 75g is my minimum size I think an Oscar should be in.
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Postby Cich of it all » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:19 am

Thanks number6. I was kind of thinking that too, but a recent trip to my LFS ( :roll: ) had me thinking it might work. I guess it probably could work, but it is far from ideal, which, in turn means I won't be doing it.
You could delete this thread if you want, along with another similar one I started in the Oscar section.
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Postby Alleycat » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:59 am

Even a 75 is too small for an Oscar ... it's like living in a shoebox, just no where to turn.

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Postby blairo1 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:16 pm

Even if you had a big enough tank for the O, I'd still vote JD - cool fish!
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Postby BlackShark11k » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:21 pm

Yeah, JD's are cool.

I like them both, but I think 55 gallons to small. I think a 75 is OK, but 100 better. I agree w/alleycat and #6.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:37 pm

The bigger the better for anything... But Keep the jack ,simply because you can in the 55 for life...
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