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Will a pike cichlid be a good tankmate for my oscars? Trying to figure out which tank it will best work. Its about 5-6 inches
 

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oh boy :eek: Well i picked it up, so far one oscar is takin action w it. Swimming up to it and opening his mouth, not biting, so i dunno what its doin :-?
 

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No doesn't seem so, its hangin w the oscars, following them around. There in a 55g :oops: , i know.. too small but its will have to do until i can upgrade. Its a Lucius pike to answer your previous question..
 

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How many oscars do you have???

Lucius pike cichlids get about 7-9 inches, shouldn't really cause a problem. Hopefully.

Next time research before buying.

Oh, and get a bigger tank. Soon.
 

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2 Oscars, well to make a long story short, i took my to 9 inch Pacu's to the LPS bc i they were too big, knockin over everything, and running wide open into the side of the tank, got there and he showed me this new fish and i researched it a lil to see how big it might get and figured it wouldn't be a problem
 

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You already have two oscars in a 55 gallon. Two oscars need twice that much space. More fish is just what you don't want until you can upgrade.

Please upgrade soon. A 125 gallon tank would make a perfect home for those fish.

Good luck,
Art
 

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I agree 100% with artemis1. How big are your Oscars?
 

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Oscars are appx 5inches
 

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I hope not, there growin slow for some reason, one is a fat hog, and the other one is slim,(just got over being sick)
 

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Not nessiarcily. Just because 1 oscar grows slower than another doesn't mean anything. Each oscar is different, each fish is different for that matter. Just be sure to have clean water, which means good filtration, and weekly water changes around 35%.. But since you have 2 oscars and a pike, i would say 45-50% weekly to keep those nitrates down. Also might want to think about getting Chemi-pure. Stabilizes tanks, and can reduce nitrates down by quite a bit. Makes water very very clear. And be sure to offer a variety of foods, especially a High quality staple pellet like Hikari, along with some frozen foods, freeze dried, and crickets.
 

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Thanks for in the info Nick :thumb:
 

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Nick89 said:
Not nessiarcily. Just because 1 oscar grows slower than another doesn't mean anything.
But if they are both growing slow...
How long have you had them? How big were they when you got them? I don't think once a week water changes will do it on a tank that size and stock for very long, maybe every 4 days. How often and how much water do you change now? What filters? Got a test kit?
 

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well... Ok i change the water once a wk 50%, i have (2) 60g filters running(so thats covered for sure) and the oscars have both grown a couple inches since i got them in april. But one got beat up pretty badly when i put my FH in there so he got skinny and the other got fat. One is still fat and the other one is gettin back to shape, i sneak him a night crawler when the other one isn't looking :wink: :wink:
 

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Is the other Oscar getting any food with the other fish? If hes passive, and the others are very dominant at feeding then he might not be getting enough food.
 

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No the oscars eat first in the tank then the lil JD, and then the pike a the parrot
 
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