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Just wondering how long my oscar will be okay living in this tank for.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar tank size

Hey Ben, no need to open a new thread, your intro thread will do for now. Looks like a standard 65g, 3ft in length?


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its actually only just hitting 45G, The tank is, Aquaone Aquastyle 850
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar tank size

Ok, that is only sufficient for a short while, couple more months. We recommend a tank with a 48x18 footprint and minimum 75gals for an Oscar. Your fish is not in danger short term as long as you keep water very clean. 2 large volume water changes per week. Oscar is a fast growing messy cichlid. Big fish need big space. If you can manage, a good size 5 or 6ft tank of over 100gals will hold your fish comfortably for life. With that of course goes necessary excessive filtration. Efficient canister for bio and big hob, Aquaclear 110 for mechanical. I am going to delete your first thread, we will proceed using this one.


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Vinny replied the topic: Re:Oscar tank size

If alone you can do 6 months probably with frequent large water changes

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A 4ft x 20 x 18 Tank? would that still be to small?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar tank size

Thats a standard 75g. The bare minimum I would consider for an adult Oscar. A really big Oscar of over a foot long will be cramped in that after a while. A well cared for, genetically strong Oscar can easily exceed a foot long before 2yrs of age. I have a 3yr old 14in male in a 6ft 125g. I would never put him in a 4ft tank. He makes the 6ft look small. The more space you offer, the better the fish will do


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar tank size

Ben.. I am sending you a private message.


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BenZ replied the topic: Oscar tank size

I got a 93 gallon tank :) Thanks for the help, also what other fish could i put in this tank if it has enough room?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar tank size

Some would suggest a smaller cichlid or maybe smaller species pleco as a tankmate. I personally would leave your Oscar as a lone resident. Oscars dont need , nor generally appreciate company in any less than very large tanks. Thats an odd volume tank, what are the dimensions?


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