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Oscars

Postby Fishsplasher » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Help. I bought a 60 gallon aquarium and 3 Oscars, I have founs out that the tank will be to small for al three, what size tank would I need for them?
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Re: Oscars

Postby cage623 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:39 am

I will say up front that I've never kept Oscars myself. IMO you would need at least a 125 for 3 oscars, but a 180 would or larger would bet even better. Also, you might get more help by posting this in the South American section. Hope this helps, and good luck.
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Oscars

Postby Fishsplasher » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:39 am

Hello. I recently purchased a 60gallon aquarium and place three Oscars along with 3 African cichlids bunda types. I know I have to separate them soon. My question is what size tank do I need for Oscars and what other fish types can go in with Oscars?
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Re: Oscars

Postby james1983 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:36 pm

A 6ft tank will be needed, if they get along. Silver dollars, plecos, and other larger peaceful cichlids
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Re: Oscars

Postby Fishsplasher » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:51 am

james1983. Thank you for the information, i will use it wisely. Also of note I plan on getting a 6 FT tank this year. my Oscars are happy and thriving, they are very active and the water test well!!
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Re: Oscars

Postby Hybrid_Creations » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:16 am

Fishsplasher wrote:james1983. Thank you for the information, i will use it wisely. Also of note I plan on getting a 6 FT tank this year. my Oscars are happy and thriving, they are very active and the water test well!!


Your O's should be alright in the 60 for 6-8 months before they need the upgrade. I would start planning and looking for a larger setup soon. It's better to be prepared than to have 3 12" fish in a 60 2 years from now. Oscars grow FAST, and are garbage disposals.
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