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Thread: Oscars?

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    I was thinking of making a tank with just a tiger oscar in it. Will a 10 gallon with only an oscar be large enough?

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    NO!!!! They need a 75g minimum.

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    sorry but an oscar needs at least a 55g and thats arguable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolisj
    I was thinking of making a tank with just a tiger oscar in it. Will a 10 gallon with only an oscar be large enough?
    for a little while, a short little while, but I wouldn't suggest it. They tend to get big fast.

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    for a little while, a short little while, but I wouldn't suggest it. They tend to get big fast.
    in 2 weeks they will have outgrown it. So it wouldn't be very worth it.

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    Well if not an oscar, whats a carnivorous fish i could put in a 10 gallon?

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    Well if not an oscar, whats a carnivorous fish i could put in a 10 gallon?
    really, nothing. for carnivorous fish like clown knifes, piranhas, etc. youre looking at far larger tanks.

    if you got at least a 33g you could try a few of the smaller eels, but oscars need a tank at least 4 feet long and 18 inches wide, so 75g+ unless you can get a custom 18" wide 65g

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    Totally agree that oscars need a 75g or larger, maybe you can get away with a little less, but if you want a happy healthy fish...
    I think a while back someone was asking a similar question as to what carnivorous or predatory fish would fit in a small tank. I think predatory may be the better word, because a lot of fish are carnivorous, but I imagine your talking about something that would eat larger live foods. If i remember correctly a bumblebee goby? or bumblebee something was suggested, could not find the thread though, honestly couldn't even remember where it was posted.
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    Why do you want a carnivorus fish?

    There are plenty of great fish out there that can be fun to keep, theres more to it than just watching fish kill one and other.

    If you really want to get into monsters like that decuple your tank size, and then we can really talk carnivores.
    You can't keep the fish that you currently want in that tank. Thats just how it is. Sorry to burst your bubble, no pun intended.


    Now, if you were to triple your tank size there are certain agressive fish you could keep-

    Exodons, half beaks, dwarf puffers, climbing perch, jewel cichlids, convicts, purple spotted gudgeons, orange-spotted sunfish, leaf fish, butterfly fish, even belonesox belizanus if you get a male.

    But 20 or 30 gallons is the absolute minimum for these fish. None of them could go in a 10 gallon.

    Why not look into tetras or tooth-carp livebearers?

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    get a betta or some platy , guppy ,
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