Thread: Time for some hard Opinions.
07-26-2009, 12:33 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Time for some hard Opinions.
Alright so I'm looking for opinions on this one here. I have a tiger oscar and senegal bichir in a 29 gallon tank right now. Right across the room is a 55 gallon tank that I just got and am waiting for the sand to settle. I pretty sure the senegal will be fine in there when he is an adult. The oscar who is maybe 4 inches I really want to say yes. But I'm not sure. I want to take him to the lfs soon if i am going to.(I don't feel like trying to catch and transport a 10inch fish) It has a crap filter right now called a "second nature wisper power filter." I plan on using that for maybe 2-4weeks while i save for a nice filter(maybe one for 100 gallon)
If I over filter it. Meaning the crap filter in it right now(btw has two cartridge slots) and a new good filter(100 gallon plus) in 2-4 weeks can/should I keep him.
I think I can keep him, But should I? Is it fair to him? Its going to kill me to give him away.
07-26-2009, 12:50 AM #2
just my opinion , but i think if thats all that will be in the 55 the oscar should be ok , ideally a 75 would be better . 15+ years ago i kept 2 oscars and a jack dempsey in a 55 (that was a bit crowded tho ) they all lived to be over 6 years old before i had to give them away due to moving to a studio apt on the 3rd floor and "no aquariums" rule...Scott
2 redear sunfish
2 hybrid bluegill
1 craw dad
1 smallmouth bass
this became my sons tank s.a chiclids
3 indian dwarf puffers
still gonna add some soon
07-26-2009, 12:51 AM #3
Hard opinion. The fish will most likely be better off in your 55G than going back to a LFS and potentially getting sold to someone with a much smaller tank. Technically the minimum tank size for Os is infact a 55G tank, and *most* domestically bred oscars will not grow beyond a point of being able to turn in the 55G. Generally I recomend a 75G tank as a final home for an oscar due to its 18" width. They are also a 4ft tank...and if you start watching your local buy/sale ads now Im sure way before your fish potentially needs a 75G tank you will have found one for dirt cheap. You can also modify the stand you have now with some thick flooring grade plywood so the only real cost youd be out would be swaping out a tank for a tank and then re-selling your 55G if you wanted. Maybe when its said and done a $30 investment to upgrade.
This is honestly IMO the best filter you can get for the money,
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...6139&catid=113150G SA Cichlids|100G Planted Community|50G Reef|20G Tanganyikan|10G Divided Bettas|10G Nano Fish
Common decency...imagine the nerve!