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YaYgoldFish
04-04-2007, 09:50 PM
My sisters boyfreind moved his aquarium to our house for a while and its been about 3 weeks. A few days ago we saw that the smallest one(about 4 inches) was attacked and is missing some skin on both sides of his body. The only other fish in there are 3 other oscars that are from 4' to 6' in a 35g tank and I was wondering if their was something wrong with his oscars.

Drumachine09
04-04-2007, 09:55 PM
Add about 150 gallons to that tank and there is a bare minumun for 4 oscars. You shouldnt even put one in a 35. The reason he was attacked was because there is not enough room for them all to set up seperate teratories, so they have to "inter mesh" there spots, leading to attacks. Get a bigger tank, STAT!

Chrona
04-04-2007, 09:57 PM
Not everyone can get up and get a 180g tank drum ;)

Another option is to return some fish to the LFS until you have the resources(or will) to upgrade.

Drumachine09
04-04-2007, 09:58 PM
Not everyone can get up and get a 180g tank drum ;)

Another option is to return some fish to the LFS until you have the resources(or will) to upgrade.


Doesnt mean we wouldnt LIKE a 180! :)

I thought they might be attatched to their fish.

cocoa_pleco
04-04-2007, 10:01 PM
fighting over territory is the main reason

YaYgoldFish
04-05-2007, 01:35 AM
thanks for the tips guys..sure i would love a 180g but i dont have the 2 thousand bucks or so...

Chrona
04-05-2007, 01:37 AM
thanks for the tips guys..sure i would love a 180g but i dont have the 2 thousand bucks or so...

180g tank + stand is about 600 bucks where I am :)

Much cheaper if it's used.

TracyUK
04-05-2007, 08:57 PM
We went from a 4ft tank to a 187 gallon tank just to house our three little fellas! It cost us 180 (UK) and was secondhand, and that included external filter, heaters x2, lights x2, 5 fish, all decorations including a gorgeous bogwood cave and sand. Have a look on ebay (thats where i got mine from). A second hand tank can be very cheap, and you get to see it set up before you buy it.

YaYgoldFish
04-06-2007, 03:18 AM
dang..i live in canada so taxes are pretty higher than other places..and any tips where i could look for used aquariums?

cocoa_pleco
04-06-2007, 03:20 AM
buysell.com

TracyUK
04-06-2007, 08:19 AM
You have ebay in Canada I think?

Fishguy2727
04-06-2007, 12:59 PM
4 oscars do not need a 180 bare minimum. Bigger is always better, but I would say a 120 bare minimum for 4. Obviously this assumes massive filtration and big weekly water changes. As far as territory goes, the size tank to give 4 their own territories would be much bigger then 180. They have big territories and frequently that includes everything within sight. Even in a huge tank this could have happened. They all grow at different rates, and as one lags behind in growth, the others beat up on him. This very same thing could have happened in a 180, it was just much more likely to happen in this very undersized tank.

cocoa_pleco
04-06-2007, 02:52 PM
You have ebay in Canada I think?


ebays worldwide


Its mainly for canada and the US but some sellers ship worldwide