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hi I have 2 oscars and a convict and I was wondering what fish would get along with an oscar, I have a few here i like but dont know if theyre compatible a yellow-belly cichlid, red tailed shark, paradise fish, albino red fin shark?
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Welcome to the website. Okay, red belly cichlids can be very aggressive so you may or may not be successful. All the other fish you mention is grow to about 4 inches, maybe a little more . Some Oscars leave little fish alone, some don't. 4 inches is about the minimum you would want to go. However, an adult Oscar could eat one of those very easily indeed so really is up to you whether you take the risk or not. If you really don't want to see them eaten, then don't put them in with an Oscar, I find fish of around 6 inches.

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what kind of fish would you suggest could go in with oscars and a convict>?
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First of room, have you got space for any more fish? Remember that the absolute minimum requirement for one Oscar is 55 UK gallons. Personally, I would say 75 gallons but 55 gallons is okay if you keep up regular tank maintenance.

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sorry to be a bother could you put that in L im no good with gallons. I have a tank that is 6x2x2
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sorry to be a bother could you put that in L im no good with gallons. I have a tank that is 6x2x2
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sorry to be a bother could you put that in L im no good with gallons. I have a tank that is 6x2x2
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55 gallons is around 180 L give or take a few. Your tank seems okay, in fact it is about the same size as mine. Not every Oscar is aggressive so there isn't really anything written in stone as to what can and cannot go without Oscar. A lot of the time it is trial and error. Some people try some fish of Oscars and have to remove them after a while. Other times, they put fish that a lot of people don't recommend and they get on just fine. For instance, I had convict not long ago. The convict was perfectly okay with the Oscars but it used to bully my clown loaches so I removed it and give it away. There are quite a few bottom dwelling fish that would be perfectly okay. Pictus catfish, as long as there are big enough, syndontis catfish are good. Clown loaches, again, make sure they are big enough. Pleco's are good, some of these get huge so they are not always suitable. Those are just three of the bottom dwelling fish. Silver dollars, tinfoil barbs (large tank required) some cichlids. I have got Jade cichlids which is perfectly fine with the Oscars.

Even though I have kept Oscars for quite a few years now, I haven't kept every fish there is the world, nobody has so a lot of the time you will have to try these things out for yourself. Like I said, trial and error. Then you can come back here and advise everybody else because you have tried it.

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Only press the submit button once, you keep double posting

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lol sorry, I noticed ive even triple posted :|, your the first person who has given me advice that has sounded right, people have been telling me that my tank is way to small. . . so I like the looks of these plecos do you know which species the smaller ones are?
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