Originally Posted by Rocksor
That's a pretty ridiculous suggestion in my opinion. I agree the hex set up ain't ideal: but that's too far, comments like that often scare newbies, I can see that point if they had balas, clown loaches, another Pleco, Maybe an arowana.
Just my opinion.
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
Agreed a standard 125G would be perfectly sufficient fir the fish mentioned with adequate filtration of course.
150G SA Cichlids|100G Planted Community|50G Reef|20G Tanganyikan|10G Divided Bettas|10G Nano Fish
Common decency...imagine the nerve!
So how much water volume does the following ADULT fish require that would only warrant 1 water change of 50% a week?
Originally Posted by ScottishFish
That kind of stocking is NOT for a newbie. Even 1 oscar is not really for a newbie. A lot of newbies don't do more than 1 water change and don't test their water.
Then they should not keep fish at all of any kind. They need to be taught differently.
A lot of newbies don't do more than 1 water change and don't test their water.
Here is a few things to try before you go to the extremes of taking out half the water and filling it with fresh.
Tetra sells an inexpensive Algae control drops that work great,
You could add a couple of sucker fish they are great for cleaning everything in the tank ei plants, rocks, glass etc grow to about 4 inchs or more. BUT CAUSION IF YOU USE ANY ALGAE DROP IN THE TANK WITH THEM IN IT YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY ALGAE TABLET TO FEED THEM THATS ALL THE EAT IS ALGAE,
TETRA sell water clear, conditioners and many more products to help your tank.
Make sure you clean the filter FREQUANTLY to get the tank nice and clear.
I hope this was helpful have a great day!
Oh and a couple of bubblers to move the water around and oxiginate the water.
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Originally Posted by lilwiseowl
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i'll plead the case for scottishfish on being that newb.
when i started-i jumped half in...but the basis of my knowledge was that fish need fresh water, so I did every other day water changes until i researched, found this forum and startedto ask questions.
in fact, i was more picky on how clean my tank was as a newb than I am now.lol
just my 0.02
I know your idea was the hit home that the fish need a much bigger space, so I agree to drive that point home on tank size + filtration... so its not that I disagree, but to that extent i do.
plus pretty much what MCHRKiller has to say on big fish and big tanks isthe spoken word
You can do it with a 125 but you'll need a good Vacuum, one or more water changes a week, and great filtration. Oscars are truely the kewlest fish they are not fish in many ways they are very smart and interact in a way that allot of fish never will. And they are beautiful. On the other side (around 14") it's like a six month old baby in a high chair with a tray of food in front of him. Clean,Clean,Clean almost everyday once they are grown it will need something to be done. And if you have the money a larger tank would be better. Thats the hard thing with many large fish the Oscar is near the top. You need to spend $$$$ to house a fish that cost $20.00. If you can do all that they are like a dog they will give you many hours of enjoyment.