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Hello all. My name is Joanna. I'm 27 and Florida born and raised. I had Bettas growing up but started with "real" tanks about 5 years ago. I currently have a 37 gallon tank with various Gouramis, Ghost Catfish, and a Pleco, and a 55 gallon tank with two Oscars, a Parrotfish, and a Pleco. I just purchased a 125 gallon tank as an upgrade for the 55 gallon because I want my Oscars to be happy kids! I definitely have so many questions regarding Oscars and tank upkeep. So excited I found this group and I look forward to getting to know everyone.

My 55 gallon:
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OFL replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

Hi there Joanna, welcome to our little community. If you need to know anything about Oscars or tropical fish in general then I'm sure someone will be able to answer your question.

Your tank looks nice, honestly, looks bigger than a 55 gallon tank, but I guess it doesn't have a lot of depth, a bit more length. You for getting the 125 gallon tank, your Oscars will appreciate the long run. I like your plants, I assume they are not real? Do your Oscars pay any attention to them, or do they rip them up every now and then? Most people don't have a lot of success with plants and Oscars. Maybe you could be our resident experts on how to keep plants and Oscars successfully :-) :-) :-)

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

Hello Joanna and welcome to OFL. The 55 looks very nice. A suggestion if I may.... put the Oscars in the new 125(ASAP!) and leave the rest of those fish in the 55. I see a couple more small fish there. Maybe another BP, and a...?? All those in the 125 will still be overstock, although obviously better than 55.


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yaserloz replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

awesome tank with awesome oscars you are welcome !
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jcmason1989 replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

Thank you everyone! The plants are definitely fake. They rip and tear through the water and most mornings the plants are floating at the top of the water. They are wild. I know it's usually unheard of but those two little fish were African Cichlids! Unfortunately they both died but luckily not because of the Oscars. So now I'm just left with the two Oscars, Blood Parrot, and the Pleco. We had a Jack Dempsey awhile back but he was the meanest fish I had ever owned. Took him back to where I got him from. Picked up the 125 today. Going to get it set up tomorrow. Pretty nervous about moving the Oscars to the new tank. The larger one we have had for about four years now. My plan is to move a majority of the water to the new tank, driftwood, and the old filters will go on the new tank as well. Any other advice anyone has for moving to the bigger tank will definitely be appreciated. Thank you so much for the input!
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DRACO replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

jcmason1989 wrote: My 55 gallon:


welcome to the community...

beautiful set up and good looking fish..
i am bit worried with that parrotfish... when become matured
may become bully...
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jcmason1989 replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

Every time we talk to someone about our tank they are amazed. I had the two Oscars, Parrot, two African Cichlids, and the Pleco all the in the same tank and no one messes with anyone! I've had the Parrot just as long as the Oscar. We got lucky with that. The only fish that ever gave me an issue was that damn Jack Dempsey. He was SUCH a jerk. The pic is what he did to the smaller Oscar but luckily I got him healthy again. The original tank picture I posted was from January. I'm about to clean their tank and I'll take an updated picture and post it. =) The Africans are no longer in there so it's just the four.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

When you set up the 125, fill with 100% fresh water. There is nothing in the 55 water of benefit, only pollutants. The filters are the key. Move all filtration to the 125 as quickly as possible, do not let any bio media dry out. Plug in filters, add fish. Then you have instant cycle. Do you have additional filters for the 125? Whatever is on the 55 will not cover a tank of double the size, but should maintain very short term.


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jcmason1989 replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

I have another Emperor 350 on the way. Those two are 350s. So zero benefit of using their current water?
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jcmason1989 replied the topic: Hello fellow Oscar lovers!

I'm sorry I meant Penguin 350s.
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