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Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:44 am

So I just rescued some fish from a friend. He bought a 10 gallon tank and put too many fish in there...he quickly realized he had no intention of really keeping fish.

Now, it just so happens that I was getting ready to get things rolling after a move. I have a recently purchased 75 Gallon tank that I am getting ready to get going. I have my previous 20 gallon which I put the fish in while I am waiting to get my 75 set up in the next week.

He gave me a jack dempsey, a plecco and a third fish.

Now, my question is with ID'ing the fish. I think it may be an oscar, however I want to confirm. It was the type of fish I was going for and I already have grown attached to the little guy.

http://imgur.com/a/gGVs9


Please help! Ill have many more questions in the coming days I'm sure.

Re: Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:49 am

Its an Oscar. You'll need at least a 75 gallon for just him.

Re: Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:23 am

That is what I thought. I need to find someone/some good shop to rehome the rest, how long do you think I can let them live together in the 75? Might take me a little time to find a good home.

Re: Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:57 pm

A very nice looking Tiger Oscar.

Re: Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:58 pm

Some new pics

My now retired tank: Image
My current tank: Image
Herman in the old tank: Image
Herman Today: Image

Re: Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:08 pm

Your retired tank will make a great quarantine or breeding tank. Nice looking Oscar!

Re: Need help, just rescued some fish from a friend

Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:16 pm

Its really nice to see someone take in fish and have a good sized tank to house them in. With the pleco and Oscar I would look for the best filtration possible because both are super messy, also stay on top of water changes.
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