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Hi All,

Not new to fish, aquariums or Oscars for that matter, but i haven't had one of these guys for quite a few years.
But in saying that i am no expert and i will surely ask a few dumb questions along the way, but hey, the dumber the question the easier it should be to answer....Right ? :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: ....anyway....

Currently only running 4 tanks (have a few more in storage..which may come out later on)

110Ltr catfish "Grotto" with Bristlenoses and a couple of Cories
100Ltr Mixed tank with Mollies, Danio's, Tetra's
300 Ltr Convict tank (breeding pair)
600 Ltr African (mainly) with Peacocks, a couple of mid size Pleco's and a couple of clown loaches as a clean up crew
I also had 18 little Fronnies and half a dozen Moori growing out in this tank but had a devastating issue with some rock that was toxic and they didn't make it. :dry:

I had a couple of Oscars some years ago in a tank with a pair of tandanis Catfish, loved em all, but due to reasons moved them on to a friend who had a larger tank. I actually got out of fish keeping for a few years after that and shut down all my tanks, but came back about 2 years ago.

So i am looking forward to be part of this community, i am a member of a handful of fishy forums but particularly searched this one out as i am seriously considering moving the Africans and loaches to my 300ltr , and the convict pair into the 600ltr, a river style rescape and adding in a couple of Oscars, i miss them.. I would love a breeding pair but i think they will be very hard to find, i may grow out 6-8 to hopefully find a pair along the way.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Hi All, New to OFL

Hello and welcome to OFL. I will offer a suggestion... of course you should have an Oscar or two.. not with a breeding pair of Convicts. They can and very likely will kill Oscars, even at 3x their size. If anything, I would keep the CL with Oscars, they are more natural tankmates than Africans or Convicts.


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S.S. replied the topic: Re:Hi All, New to OFL

Welcome. Oscar's are really a love for life! Got back on them too recently.

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OFL replied the topic: Hi All, New to OFL

Hi there and welcome to our little community

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slipshodman replied the topic: Re:Hi All, New to OFL

S.S. wrote: Welcome. Oscar's are really a love for life! Got back on them too recently.

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Thanks S.S. , OFL & Suprd71 for the welcome

@Suprd71 , i was hoping to get away with it in a 600ltr tank but i know the cons can get pretty damn aggressive when breeding, i may consider a divider till the oscars i get grow out enough to hold their own, or maybe another good excuse to set up one of my other tanks, i am sure the misses wont mind another one :)

Hey @S.S. , i was just reading about your 400 ltr, how did you end up mate, i went though a similar thing recently with my 600 ltr, lost my Fronnies and Moori to toxic rock.
It was an unhappy time that should have been great with the new tank. I hope it has worked out....
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:Hi All, New to OFL

Hey, welcome to the gang

Haku, I knew your were good.
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S.S. replied the topic: Re:Hi All, New to OFL

My 400lts is going fine. No more losses. it will get another oscar soon.

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