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01-24-2012, 04:16 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Setting up a new Oscar tank...
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.
01-24-2012, 04:24 AM #2
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.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
01-24-2012, 11:52 AM #3
+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.
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish...llypiranha.phpIf 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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01-24-2012, 11:55 AM #4
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.
01-24-2012, 12:49 PM #5
01-24-2012, 09:51 PM #6Junior Member Guppy
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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