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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarutan View Post
    I would have bought it if it wasn't $250, and if I had the tank space for it.
    A tank size might have been recommended because of this statement made by the OP, but I am not the one who recommended a tank size so I really can't say. What I can say is it is common practice to give a fish a certain amount of length to swim and often that amount is 5x's it's length, so a 2ft fish would get a 10ft tank if you subscribe to this practice.

    You make a good point with the oscar in regards to a 4ft 75g tank being the usual minimum tank recommended, and I agree bigger is better. Your opinion of a 5ft tank for a 1ft oscar is the same as I described in that it would be 5x's the oscars length in swimming length. I think another factor that should be considered is the activity level of the fish. A fish that might be a barracuda can be assumed to be an active fish, and would appreciate more length so again, a longer tank would be recommended. I also agree width of the tank must also be considered.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    ^ I meant Dovii, not Jag. If a mod wants to change where I put Jag for Dovii, that would be great. Sometimes I get cichlids mixed up....

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    kind of odd the op has not responded?
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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