Oscars + tank mates tank size?

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Hey,

I'm thinking about getting an oscar tank and I'd like to include a couple other species. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my plans and maybe an estimate on a tank size for them.

I'm thinking:
-2 oscars (1 tiger, 1 albino tiger)
-5 silver dollars
and/either
-1 chocolate cichlid
-1 or 2 electric blue acaras
-1 gold severum

the three choices above I am a little less picky about.
Thanks in advance :)
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscars + tank mates tank size?

Hello and welcome to OFL. The major obstacle will be having 2 Oscars that will get along long term. The recommendation for just 2 Oscars is a 6ft 125g tank. 2 very large adults will make that look small. To have tankmates you need considerably more room. If you get lucky with a male/female Oscar pair, its unlikely any other fish would be welcome in their world, regardless of tank size. A single Oscar as the tank boss, and a couple of other cichlids would probably do ok in a 72x24x24 180g. The rapid growth rate of Oscars is generally a problem for other fish.


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