Thread: new community
12-05-2007, 12:42 AM #1
hi i had 2 baby oscars and they died today all i have left is a common pleco. the tank needed life so i aded a silver tipped shark (catfish).
should i get 2 more oscars and put the shark in his old home or should i make a community tank
if i should make a community can u guys give me some sugestions on what fish to get?
also some suggestiones about other predatory fish that are smart like oscars
12-05-2007, 12:47 AM #2
First, why did the Oscars die? Have you checked your water parameters for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? You shouldn't put ANY more fish in that tank 'til you get your water troubles solved. Common plecos are very tough, which is why its' survived. What size aquarium do you have?
Once ammonia and nitrite are zero and nitrate is less than 10 ppm we can talk about appropriate fish for your tank.
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12-05-2007, 12:49 AM #3
First thing I would do before getting new fish is test your water and maybe find out why both your oscars died....especially since they died the same day. Next, what size is your tank? What type of filtration do you have?
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12-05-2007, 01:07 AM #4
no they didn't die the same day the last one died today they got mouth fungus and died from it ive cleaned the whole tank today so ive started fresh with just the shark and the pleco
i have a 10 gallon
12-05-2007, 02:55 AM #5
i wouldnt be getting any more oscars for a 10 gallon tank. find some fish that can live in small tank and be happy. i think that maybe your pleco will need a bigger tank too though wont it?its arkie..... the 6 is silent
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12-05-2007, 02:58 AM #6
If you get a bigger tank as long as your Catfish starts out bigger than the Oscar you can keep in the same tank with the Oscar.
12-05-2007, 02:59 AM #7
The shark will also outgrow that tank.Owner: Aquarium Maintenance and Pet Care Company
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12-05-2007, 03:13 AM #8
Check your ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites. That is probably why they died. Poor water quality often leads to bacterial infections due to low immune systems from stress.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
12-05-2007, 03:28 AM #9
like everyone else has said no dont add anything untill you find out what happened
secondly no you should not add more oscars that is much to small a tank and even though you get them as bubs they grow VERY fast and that pleco will end up bigger then your tank so you will need to work something out for that too30g Planted - Rocky Balbetta, albino corys, Neons, Bolivian rams
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12-05-2007, 07:06 AM #10Originally Posted by kaianuanuRegards,