will they get along?

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hi room, i am new to the room . Great website! quick question, i bought 2 albino osacars 2 months ago when they was 2 inches(now hey are about 5-6 inches) house them in a 75 gallon tnak.i plan to get an baby red oscar tiger. will they get along?

hi room, i am new to the room . Great website! quick question, i bought 2 albino osacars 2 months ago when they was 2 inches(now hey are about 5-6 inches) house them in a 75 gallon tnak.i plan to get an baby red oscar tiger. will they get along?
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misplacedsooner replied the topic: Re:will they get along?

they grow fast dont they? good to have you here. I think a 75 is gonna be too small for 3 oscars and you may be pushing it with 2. they are nowhere near done growing and they are gonna add some serious girth and double in size. I would slow down and think this one out and read some posts about tank size and oscars. there will be some very good people with lots of know how on soon to help direct you better. again welcome.
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OFL replied the topic: Re:will they get along?

Yep, I pretty much second what Mike has said. 75 gallons isn't really big enough for two Oscars. I tried it a few years ago and ended up buying a 125 gallon tank. Once the Oscars reach adulthood, they produce so much waste, you will have a real hard time keeping up with it.

Don't even think about getting a third Oscar

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:will they get along?

Good answer from Mike there.

besides the 75 not really being big enough for 2 oscars, I need to mention that Oscars do tend to fight. Right now you have two and a third would be like a third wheel of sorts and two oscars would team up against one and you would have some real problems there, and that is in addition to water quality problems down the road too. With any luck, you may have a male and female now and they may live in relative harmony but even at that should you have two males, you're going to have some scrapping in your tank. Definitely don't add a third in my opinion.

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