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Thread: Overstock?

  1. Default Overstock?

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    Hi, I had started my interest in oscar fish about a year ago.

    Currently, I have a tank measuring 48" X 20"(tall) X 17", about 70 Gallons with an juvenile oscar (2"), and 4 silver dollars (2"-3"). I'm running the tank with a canister filter 1400L/H, an internal filter, an internal UV sterilizer.

    Question: Is this overstocked?

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    What is an internal filter?

    75g is minimum for a single oscar in my book, so I think you'll be fine, but I wouldn't add any more fish then what you have listed.
    -Dr. James

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    It is not to bad, it may get a bit crowded as the fish grow. By normal standards you will be overstocked when the fish are adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich311k
    It is not to bad, it may get a bit crowded as the fish grow. By normal standards you will be overstocked when the fish are adults.
    Welcome to the Fabulous AC!
    As said you will be overstocked in a year or so!
    Your water changes should be large and more than once a week as they get bigger!
    You might want to start looking for bigger tank options.There are plenty of great used deals on Craig's list!
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    Seems like I will be losing 4 SDs in a year's time

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