View Full Version : oscars and plants
10-26-2007, 06:33 AM
just wondering if anybody has managed to successfully keep a planted oscar tank. i've heard that some people have while others swear that plastics are the only way to go if you want some green.
10-26-2007, 09:17 AM
From everything I've read, no. Oscars get much too big for real plants and like to tear things up too much.
10-26-2007, 09:33 AM
Considering the way ours rearanges his fake planted tank, I would not see real ones lasting long at all.
10-26-2007, 02:32 PM
i have various plants planted into my oscars tank and neither him, the pacu, or convict rips them up or eats them.
It varies from fish to fish.
10-26-2007, 03:12 PM
The best option may be potted plants, that way if they are moved they still have their roots in a nutritious substrate.
10-26-2007, 08:06 PM
dont pot your plants a large oscar will just break the plant at the stem and drag it around the tank i suggest if you want plants just plant them in fine gravel or a mix of gravel and sand that way they are much harder to uproot i have both real plants and a plastic one and the oscar rips that one up too!lol! i find he enjoys having alot of long leafy plants to make some shelter
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