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  1. Default Setting up a new Oscar tank...


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    My uncle is giving me a 55gal aquarium which already has a 3 year old tiger oscar, a huge pleco, and a red belly piranah... i dont know if the piranah should be there but its been doing well for about two years so i will keep the three fish that he's also giving me. He will give me all equipment required but i want to know what other cichlids I can put in the tank. i will also be buying another oscar so take that into consideration too.

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    I would not add any more fish to that tank. It's already too small for any of those fish individually, to say nothing of the three of them together.
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    +1 to the above

    I certainly would not add a second oscar to your tank. They can often grow to longer than a foot. I have seen them around 14" from tail to nose. That is wider than a standard 55 gallon tank

    I would suggest rehoming those fish and finding some smaller fish that you would like which would work in a 55 gallon tank.

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    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish...llypiranha.php
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Agreed. I wouldn't hold those fish in less than a 90 gallon.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Agreed. A 55 is completely unsuitable for any of those fish.
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    the oscar has lived there comfortbly for 3 years and is very small for a tiger oscar (about 11in. oposed to the regular for his age which is 16in)... the piranah is 2 years and pretty small so i will keep them for now and move them if required in the future. i wont buy another oscar but i still want to know if there are any other cichlids that would work in the tank without crowding it

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