Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

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I have seen in a few forums that oscars and datnoids can be kept together. I have a 5'x3'x3' tank in the making, and want to keep 3 oscars and one datnoid together. I know that the oscars will thrive, but I don't have any experience with datnoids.

From what I've read, I should be ok, but I want to get the opinion of anyone who has kept these 2 together, or at least kept datnoids.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

3 Oscars a problem, before the Dat.


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so ur saying i should put in the dat first, let him settle in for maybe about a 2 weeks, and then put in the oscars?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

No, I am saying that 3 Oscars in any size tank is very rare to have compatibility. Sexing Oscars is next to impossible. Having 3 males will go bad from the start. You may get a pair that will single out the 3rd and bully into severe health problems. Your tank has big volume, but not a great footprint, length especially. This may work for you, but odds are very much against.


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Rocksor replied the topic: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

I would do a Caquetaia myersi rather than a datnoid. You dont have to deal with the datnoid not being stable.

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Caquetaia myersi are next to impossible to get over here in india. The datnoid itself i would be having to order online.
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Let the datnoid grow out for at least 4 months before getting an oscar or two. They grow incredibly slow when compared to oscars.
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What size tank would you suggest? i mean specifications?
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so what size tank would you suggest? i mean the specifications.
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so what tank size would you suggest. i mean the specification?
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