Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name


  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Default Setting up a new Oscar tank...

    0 Not allowed!
    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.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199   Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz   Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime   Birthday Beer. - gadget228   Sending healing vibes to your Oscar - Silbar   
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino   


    0 Not allowed!
    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
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Saskatchewan, Canada

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Season's Greetings! - Rue   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Anders247   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   


    0 Not allowed!
    +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.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You need gifts - Lady Hobbs   And another - Lady Hobbs   What he had up his --- - Chrona   No, serioulsy. EVERYONE KICK HIM! - Drumachine09   RAK - DemonShark   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - gm72   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - gm72   


    0 Not allowed!
    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.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Trinidad and/or Tobago

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas - mommy1   Merry Christmas - gadget228   Happy New Year - mommy1   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Aeonflame   


    0 Not allowed!
    Agreed. A 55 is completely unsuitable for any of those fish.
    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff Boo train boo train boo train boo train woohoo

  6. #6


    0 Not allowed!
    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

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts