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I am upgrading to a 4ft x 2ft x 2ft 120gal tank, I currently have 2 oscars but I want to sadly get rid of one and put another tank mate in there.
Because the tank is 4ft long I'm wondering what combination I can try out without too much aggression

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What do you prefer characin or cichlid and wondering what will happen to the oscar?
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You haven't got an awful lot of room for anything else. However, what would be really awesome and slightly different would be to have something like a Syndontis catfish. However, give it something like a nice little plant pot and it will make it its home. If you position the Plant pots so you can see into it, you will always be able to see the Fish. If you give it rocks to hide in, you'll never see it. Other than that, you could go for something like a fire mouth. I'm sure other people will chime in with some suggestions.

Even though the fish is long gone, I managed to find a photo of the one I had



I actually had a couple of Oscars plus the catfish in a 125 gallon UK aquarium. I also had two large canister filters for filtration


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OFL wrote: You haven't got an awful lot of room for anything else. However, what would be really awesome and slightly different would be to have something like a Syndontis catfish. However, give it something like a nice little plant pot and it will make it its home. If you position the Plant pots so you can see into it, you will always be able to see the Fish. If you give it rocks to hide in, you'll never see it. Other than that, you could go for something like a fire mouth. I'm sure other people will chime in with some suggestions.

Even though the fish is long gone, I managed to find a photo of the one I had



I actually had a couple of Oscars plus the catfish in a 125 gallon UK aquarium. I also had two large canister filters for filtration

nice catfish!
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I was leaning more towards cichlids, I was going to give one of my oscars too my local aquarium shop.
I will be running two large canister filters aswell. That catfish is nice I looked up that breed they look really cool do they get very large though? Is it possible to put a terror mouth in there?
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The particular catfish I had probably don't get much more than seven or 8 inches, and then being as good addition. They keep themselves hidden during the day, although I could always see mine in its parts, but at night and in the evenings they come to life, they really are a fantastic addition.

You should not even attempt to put any aggressive cichlids in with your Oscar. You really don't have an awful lot of room to play with, that's why I mention the fire mouth. You could probably get one of those in without increasing the chances of aggression. Other people will give you some options as well, more people will be around a little bit later on.

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Ncclarkie replied the topic: Deciding what to put in my tank

Thanks for the info man, I like the idea of the catfish will see if I can find that particular breed.
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Ncclarkie wrote: Hello all,

I am upgrading to a 4ft x 2ft x 2ft 120gal tank, I currently have 2 oscars but I want to sadly get rid of one and put another tank mate in there.
Because the tank is 4ft long I'm wondering what combination I can try out without too much aggression

Thank you, :)


how about small version of dragon fin aka bichirs...

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turtle lover replied the topic: Deciding what to put in my tank

I actually put my oscar with striped raphael catfish.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Deciding what to put in my tank

While 120g is a decent volume for a tankmate, the 4ft footprint is limiting to consider another cichlid. I would go with non cichlid. Small pleco, cat, bichir etc.


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