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FAQ: Oscar aquarium size? Suitable tank mates?
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2006.11.28(Tue)3:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

An awful lot of Oscars end up in single fish (The Oscar) fish tanks.

They can be extremly aggressive fish. Yet at the same time they will become like a kitten for their owners. This is why they are often called "wet pets".

A 200 gallon tank would typically be in the order or 8ftx2ftx2ft (That works out at 175 UK gallons and 210 US allowing for substrate etc).

I would not plan on taking on an Oscar unless I could provide a tank of this sort of size.

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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)7:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)7:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serkan wrote:
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)7:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay 4 koi 30 - 35cm, 2 13cm Silver Dollars, 5 Golsfish 15-25cm and an oscar of 25cm.

I've had all the fish for 3 years. The koi were bought at 10-15cm, the rest where all still small.


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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)8:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better Wink

A 3 year old, 25 cm oscar is still young and far from being "massive" as you wrote. The typical adult size is at least 35 cm, and well fed specimens reach 45 cm...
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)9:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

My oscar eats a lot of lettuce and lebanese bread. He
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)23:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what lebanese bread is, but if it is just like regular bread, you should really stop feeding it to your fish. Carnivours like oscars didn't evolve to metabolize carbohydrates like that. They are better off eating high protein foods, like worms.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)8:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lebanese bread has mınımal carbahydrates. Its a bread made wıthout yeast and ıs about .2mm thıck. Often used for wrappıng a kebab.
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PostPosted: 2007.10.25(Thu)3:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Have a 650LT tank 6' x 2' x 2'

I have one Oscar, one silver shark , and four salmon tailed cat fish


I've had the salmon tails and silver shark for over 4 years now.

The salmon tail's are approx 11" and the shark is 10"

My Oscar is only 5" still only a youngin.

I've only had the oscar 3 months, and He has settled in fine Smile[/b]
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PostPosted: 2007.11.13(Tue)0:30    Post subject: My Oscar Reply with quote

Here is a snap of my oscar who has been with me for more than 4 years now [photo was taken almost a year back so you can imagine how much he would have grown now]

earlier he used to swim with a 5inch Jag, a 7inch Flowerhorn, a Raphael Talking catfish and a common pleco. Then as the days rolled out the flowerhorn started getting cranky and soon he was left all alone in the 5ftx1.75ftx2ft tank!

but now I have shifted the flowerhorn onto a pond outside in the garden and the oscar is back in the tank Smile



The first cichlid I have ever bought and I still have him and I love him Very Happy
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