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  1. #1

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    We are setting up a new oscar tank, it is 100 gallon tank with cichlid substrate, there are a few caves as I have some bottom dwellers all ready from my community tank. The tank is fully cycled and I am maintaing my cycle with my community fish until I decide exactly what I want. We have wanted oscars for quite sometime however our closest LFS is over 450km one way, so lots of reseach before I make my final decision. I will let you know the I like and then we can decide what will go well with the oscar. I realize I can't get everything on my list but here goes!

    1 or 2 oscars, I heard one is best
    2 severums
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    do malawis go with oscars, what about peacocks what is your opinion on blood parrots, I have been on several sites and I keep getting conflicting information. Also I have 2 striped raphaels can I house these guys with the oscar or will I move them to the community tank.

    I don't care for silver dollars, they seem to come up on a lot of sites.

    I would love to have some color in there but want my oscar to be the centerpiece fish and do I need dither fish

    thanks in advance

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    a bloodparrot would work, no peacocks or malawis. the raphaels should be okay with them. your list sounds good, i have all in your list plus more in my 90g

    (a oscar, pacu, convict, needle fish, blood parror, green terror, jack dempsey, pleco, african knife fish, upside down catfish, etc)

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    I couldn't put all of these in a 100 gallon could I
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    from your list you could have the oscar, severum, firemouth, green terror, and acara. my list is really overstocked and some of the fish are getting moved to a 125g

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    Thanks for your help, would one put a blood parrot with a green terror and leave off the acara or would the former be better?

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    do you mean could the green terror, BP, and acara get along? if so they should as long as theyre about equally sized

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    okay so in my tank could I put 1 oscar, 1 Blood Parrot, 1 Green Terror, 1 blue Acara, 1 firemouth and 1 severum. How does that sound and would they all get along. I hope I am not being to confusing

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    Many of the cichlid sands I see are for rift lake cichlids and alter the pH and hardness. What sand are you using exactly?

    I would do one or two oscars (two should be fine as long as you grow them up together). I think green terrors may be the best bet. 3 or 4 cichlids total should be easy to deal with.
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    It is called caribbean black sand, guaranteed not to intervere with the ph, the LFS told us it was perfect for a Oscar tank. It better be or he is going to one sorry guy, took awhile to set up and is now cycled just waiting to add my guys.
    Last edited by kitten3326; 01-10-2008 at 03:39 AM.

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    thats nice,
    but i would prefer to have something like these: 1 pair of severums, 1 pair of green terrors, 1 pair of BPs.
    80g Oscar Tank
    MTS cured!

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