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I'm Greg. Just purchased my first Oscar yesterday!

He's in a 65g tank with a fluval 406 filter and 2 1600ltr per hour wavemakers running through a controller.

The tanks been running for 18 months, the sole occupant being a 9" gibby.

Question is, will I need a bigger tank?!

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Greg.
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Loki2247 replied the topic: Hi, new to oscars.

Forgot to say, the O is 3" long.
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muddybear replied the topic: Hi, new to oscars.

Hi Greg and welcome.

The short answer is, yes.

A full grown Oscar will require 75 for themselves and a Gibby will get a whole lot bigger and messier than yours is now. I would suggest that for those 2 fish you need to be thinking more along the lines of 125.
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Loki2247 replied the topic: Hi, new to oscars.

The gibby won't be staying, came in as a juvenile with some bristlenoses, they stopped a 4.5-5" he didn't...

I'm using UK gallons, so the tank is a 75 U.S, so much confusion going across the pond!

I've moved back to fresh water from marine, so I'm a bit unsure as to amount of flow an O can handle, seems happy enough though, in fact, he chases the flow when the powerheads switch over!

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face mcshooty replied the topic: Hi, new to oscars.

it is possible for a oscar to out grow that tank if he gets to be a monster (35cm+) under that should be ok imo

that said bigger is allows better

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muddybear replied the topic: Hi, new to oscars.

Should be ok for a single Oscar.

+1 to what face said, bigger is always better. I have an Oscar in a 150 and another in a 75 (6 inches), he'll definitely be getting an upgrade!

I'm in England but use US gallons as everyone else seems too.
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Loki2247 replied the topic: Hi, new to oscars.

I've got a 120 with a 30 sump in the garage, guess I won't be selling it!

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