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hi everyone. Just wanted to give myself a quick intro. I'm a new oscar owner. New at the internet too. Feel free to drop in and say:) hi.

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metoo replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

G´day and welcome t.jay :)
New here myself but I felt invited.

Oscars are great personality fish, sure you´ll enjoy it. Got a baby one?

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i got two babies. unfortunately the aquarium shop tried to tell me that i could put three in my tank. i opted for two. now, however after finding info on the net i've learned that it is infact too small for even two. it is only 53 gallons. spewin.
what about you. are you a veteran oscar owner?

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

welcome hope you enjoy the site as much as i do everyone here is very passionate about our friend "the Oscar".

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metoo replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

Oh, two babies is even nicer! That about the tank is right though, maybe you can start saving for a bigger one? At least they won't have outgrown a 53 gallon tank in 4 weeks already, could be worse ;)

About me, I feel like a veteran in the morning and I might be a veteran fish keeper but my Oscar is my first one as well. You keep learning all the time anyway, that is one great thing about the hobby.

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t.jay13 replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

lol metoo. i am gonna start saving after christmas for a new tank. they should be alright for a few months shouldnt they? hope so cause i specifically wanted a pair and dont want to get rid of one.
oh and can someone tell me where my thermometre should be in the tank. at the moment Ive got it in the opposite side to the heater. they seem pretty happy. Also Im thinking i should bring the temp down a tad as it is 28c on the far side. what do yous think?:unsure: :cheer:

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delboybully replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

Oscar grow about an inch a month up to about 8inches then they grow slower so depending on how long it will take you to save for a new tank you should be ok. In the meantime test your water for nitrates every month, more often when they get bigger until you get a new tank. You should look to keep the nitrate below 40 but preferable below 20. If the levels go above 40 you will need to do bigger and more often water changes

Your thermometer location is good. 28 is a tad too high. I keep mine at 26/27

A word about feeding, once your oscar get to about 5 inches only feed what they will eat in 3 to 5 mins no more, no matter how much they beg, oscars are proffesional begger

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chomper replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

hi hows it going,,im from qld as well,hows the oscar going?

hi my name is chris,im from australia,,
i have one oscar named chomper,,i now have 2 oscars (lol)
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t.jay13 replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

hi chomper, the oscars are going good. how about yours?
thanks delboybully for your advice. i'm on a mision now to learn about nitrate levels.

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Celtic Warrior replied the topic: Re:hello from Australia

Hello and welcome,

I have just recently started posting, hopr you and your Oscar are doing well.

Phil.:cheer:
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