Angels with oscars?

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Im getting my 6x1.5.2 tank set up here (finally figured out were Its going that it won't end up in the basement!) And now that I've been informed his current tank mates are not suitable (a 10-12" shubunkin and the wife come home with a koi) they will be going in a 75gal while the Oscar gets the big tank all to his lonesome. I'm gonna get an albino Oscar for sure to keep him company, will they do OK with angels as tank mates? How many? Also maybe a pleco.
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angelfish are not suitable tankmates for oscar, even tho they get big enough, if the oscar feels like destroying them, he will do so easily. I would also not put a pleco in as they create more waste than they clean up...
if you really want tankmates, look at geophagus species, heros severum, silver dollars (not all of them ofcourse) .just make sure that whatever tankmates you buy, they start out bigger then your oscar.

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All the silver dollars in the LFS (Walmart) are barely bigger then A quarter, my Oscar is a good 4-4.5" they do have a shark and catfish of some kind in there, I'll have to go look and tell u what kind they both are silver in color. How many SD would make a happy school?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Angels with oscars?

Your tank sounds like a 125-135gal. 2 Oscars will max that out. Is Walmart your only option? The silver fish you describe may very well be a Tinfoil barb or Bala shark. Best is small schools can get as big as any Oscar. Avoid. SD do best in 5 or more with 8ish being optimal.


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After looking at the Oscars available today. I probly gonna stick with one, there were no sharks, yes Walmart is only fish store within a hour from here. They do have sd but they are even smaller then last time I looked, they do have African chicilid(can't spell) but I think I read that those are a no right?
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africans are a definite nono, they require completely different water parameters, and they are in general slow growing so will turn into snacks for the oscar.

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vogey replied the topic: Angels with oscars?

I will have to check the other two walmarts that are close, I'm beginning to notice a trend... If I want tank mates I need them soon.. B4 Oscar becomes a monster....
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DRACO replied the topic: Angels with oscars?

i had kept angelfish with a pair of oscars for 4 years... and i've got no problem....
i also had tried 5 sd with an oscar and they did get along well too...
it is always a hit and miss... you can try but always should have fall back option...
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vogey replied the topic: Angels with oscars?

OK I got 6 SDS and 4 angels today (not permanent) I will see who is better with Oscar then put the others in the 55 gal tank by themselves.
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how are the angels and sd doing in your oscar tank?
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