New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

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I responded but I'm not sure it went thru. I kept getting a "you can't send a blank message" whenever I hit send???

Darth Nandopsis wrote: Good advice by all......hopefully you will get a new & bigger aquarium w/in the next few days......& a better heater....Oscars will not suffer long being kept in sub-par conditions.

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AV8R replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

Got my 60 gallon tank today! :woohoo:

I need to get it full of water and running. Needs a good cleaning too, my buddy sold it to me for cheap! I have a 200 watt heater and a 150 watt heater for it, so should be plenty of heat for them. Its a 4 foot tank that's 18" deep.

Any advice getting it running? I was going to put the old filter in the new filter to keep the cycle going. Is it a crazy idea to get him another o for a tank make? I know a lot of people say 60 is far to small and some say it's big enough with large weekly w/c
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Suprd71 replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

Barely big enough for 1 Oscar. Water quality aside, stress from overcrowding is the issue. Oscar alone, no mates of any kind. An established filter, or media from one will get you going right away


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AV8R replied the topic: Re:New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

Okay, I'm going to stick with one O, and get a bigger tank when I move houses this summer.
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

Most SA & virtually all CA cichlids do not need nor do they appreciate tankmates. That is a trait that humans impose upon them, to the detriment of all.

As stated, 60GL is barely big enough for one. When dealing w/ robust species like Oscars, 60GL is a drop in the bucket.

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DBLN8 wrote: I responded but I'm not sure it went thru. I kept getting a "you can't send a blank message" whenever I hit send???

Darth Nandopsis wrote: Good advice by all......hopefully you will get a new & bigger aquarium w/in the next few days......& a better heater....Oscars will not suffer long being kept in sub-par conditions.

Norm, PM sent. B)


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AV8R replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

Its amazing how big some peoples tanks are.. The 60 gallon is huge in my room. I can't even imagine a 150-200 gallon tank!
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Suprd71 replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

Big fish need big tanks. I have a pair in a 180, singles, living alone in 125 and 135, and a single in a 265 community. Tanks are 6 and 7ft long. Foot long fish make these size tanks look not so big. I also have a very large CA cichlid who has a 180 all to himself. Tank is in no way too big for him


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Lammergeier replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

180 gals really isn't that big. Truly. I've got 1 oscar, 1 sev and 9 SDs in there and in all honesty it's starting to look a bit crowded now everyone's grown up a bit.

If only people could see a little snapshot of what their 2" baby oscar will look like in that 20 - 30 gal tank in a year's time. I think a lot fewer people would own oscars in that case.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: New Oscar sulks when lights turned on (room or tank lights)

AV8R wrote: Its amazing how big some peoples tanks are.. The 60 gallon is huge in my room. I can't even imagine a 150-200 gallon tank!


I thought my 75 gal was huge when I first got it, but having it now for more than half a year (and now a second one along with a 6 foot 125), doesn't seem all that big any more!

I am thinking with your 4 foot by 18 inch footprint that the 60 gallons are imperial gallons and that it is 75 US gallon tank? That is a nice size for one oscar. Some people keep two in that size, but typically they would be a breeding pair, and at the end of the day, your bioload will be huge and your fish will suffer eventually. I have one oscar in one now that is 10-11 inches long and he is really pushing the bio-load even though I have lots of filtration and have added lots of pothos plants to help neutralize the nitrates.

Keep us posted and good luck!
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