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    I have 2 30"x13"x16"(25-30 Gal??) tanks and I want to know if I could add a more fishes.

    1st tank; my room; "not so good" lighting:
    2 Albino Tiger Oscars(about 3")
    2 Unknown plants(???), rooted to the gravel
    -Using a 600L/h power head pump with a top filter (I added rocks as an additional filter media, not sure if its a good idea but it's doing well so far).
    -Previously kept my 2 Giant Snakeheads here but transferred them to my fish pond since they grow really fast and really big.


    2nd tank; living room; average-good lighting:
    10 Guppies(not sure what they're called but they're yellow and have blue fins)
    1 Senegal Bichir(4"; new)
    1 Didiplis Diandra, potted
    -Same powerhead pump as 1st tank but without the rock filter media.
    -My sister added 6 Goldfish(1 died ) but I transferred them to the fish pond since they are massive waste producers. They're safe for now since my Snakeheads aren't that big yet, and are in a big rectangular pond(about 8' long, 2' wide and 3' deep).

    I was wondering what I could add to the tank. I want to add a Pleco or maybe something similar, but I'm not sure if they are going to nibble on the plants and kill them or get killed/eaten. And they can grow really big and might disrupt the aquarium habitat or maybe even kill it.

    Any suggestions/recommendations/tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    It's a 27g tank and it is not big enough for 1 oscar let alone 2. They will be growing quickly & soon. Oscars can reach over a foot long easily.

    You will either need a far far larger tank [125g+] or you will need to find new homes for them.
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    both the oscars and the bichir will grow far too big for the tanks you're currently housing them in. I would focus on finding more suitable homes for them rather than thinking about adding more fish to tanks that are overcrowded already (or, will be overcrowded soon).
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    Hmmm. How fast do they grow? Gonna get a bigger tank(150-200gal maybe) before the year ends. How long do you think I can keep them here?

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    How big are the fish?

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    Hmmm. How fast do they grow? Gonna get a bigger tank(150-200gal maybe) before the year ends.
    How long do you think I can keep them here?
    My oscar grew nearly an inch a month in his first year to about 9 or 10" & then started bulking up.

    He is growing slower now but that is typical of Oscars.

    If you intend to keep them, You will need a bigger tank sooner rather than later.
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    Agreed with 850R. Oscars git huge and bulky. I would think that if you got a bigger tank within a month or 2 you MIGHT be fine.
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