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    Has any had any success keeping an oscar in a planted tank? My tank isnt heavily planted and the plants that are in there are hardy. I have placed rocks all around the base of the plants as well in an attempt to help the situation. I havent gotten oscar yet, so I wanted to hear if anyone has had any luck with this. Thanks

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    It depends on your O. Some will generally leave plants alone, but most that I've seen will either pull them out and/or tear them to shreds.
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    Since plants also require decent plant lights, it seems like you might just be taking a chance on not only buying lights but that it might not work with an Oscar. I think I would go with just java fern attached to wood and try to stay simple so as not to just waste time and money on something that won't work.

    I can't even have plants with my blood parrots. I've tried pots, rocks piled around plants, etc.

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    You can try! lol If your oscar says its time to go they will most likely get torn to shreds.
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    I havent gotten an Oscar yet. I have always liked them and my tank is finishing up its cycle now. Im am debating on getting an Oscar or going with fish that are easier on plants. I have already purchased the plants and lights
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    I know you have your plants already, so this comment does you no good right now. But in the future, if you want plants in an oscar tank, what I always kept was a bunch of banana plants in w/ oscars free floating. Some fish will entertain themselves, and you by playing with them, and if they don't, the plants will root rather quickly w/ "bananas" exposed ( looks nice that way imo, +bananas won't rot out)... The plants fast growing nature also helps remove excessive nutrients in the water! +++

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    I had anubias, java fern and crypt wendtii in with my 3 oscars, they left them alone.
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    I have hornwort [a floater] and occasionally wisteria cuttings planted in a plastic drawer in the [bare bottom] tank with my 9" Oscar. Sometimes he ignores them/Sometimes he tears them all up... Oscars are moody ya know

    Personally, I would not invest in plants for that tank but I do stash trimmings in there until I find someone who wants them because it certainly doesn't hurt the water quality and over time they get lots of roots lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishFinatic
    Has any had any success keeping an oscar in a planted tank? My tank isnt heavily planted and the plants that are in there are hardy. I have placed rocks all around the base of the plants as well in an attempt to help the situation. I havent gotten oscar yet, so I wanted to hear if anyone has had any luck with this. Thanks
    every single time i get live plants theyve lasted no longer then a month...first they move them around...then they rip them apart

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    What do you think of this plant for your Oscar?
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