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A few things still wrong here. 30g is a health hazard for Oscar, living alone or not. South and Central Americans(JD's) should not be mixed with Africans. And no, the idea of Oscar and JD's in a 55 is no good. A single Oscar, living alone will get by in a 55g until it reaches about 8ins in length. From there on it will need a tank with a 4ft length and 18in width, commonly a 75 or 90 gal volume. What you have is too many fish for the space you have available. Solution is less fish, or more, and bigger aquariums.


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Oscar2015 replied the topic: Oscar qustion

Ok thank you
I'm not sure what I'm going to do
but I will figure something out

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If you are intent on raising an Oscar, the only viable option is to give it the 55, sell or rehome everything else, perhaps sock that money away and in the next several months save for a 75 or 90g, and suitable filters. Then you have 1 tank, 1 fish and will quite likely enjoy the hobby much more. Mixing Oscars and JD is often unsuccessful, even with 6foot tanks of 150 or more gallons. I have a male JD, around 7ins. He is a nasty fella, not community minded at all. has his own 90g, doing very well and quite content by himself.


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Do I by chance put hiding places in the tank with the Oscar??
I was just wondering??
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar qustion

Oscars wont use caves as such, but they do like to get in behind something, a rock or piece of driftwood, most often to sleep. Don't take away too much swimspace though, the more room the better.


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Here's an article I wrote about proper care for Oscars:

oscarfishlover.com/oscar-fish-care-sheet

Cichlids can't be kept by the same rules as common tropical fish, like tetras, barbs, etc. To do so is to invite failure.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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Oscar2015 replied the topic: Oscar qustion

I was wondering is it normal for a Oscar to just swim around the tank without a care
I have heard stories about Oscars destroying the tank and splashing the water around and begging for food
my Olaf doesn't do any of that stuff
is it because he's still a baby or that he's in a new place??

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ernie replied the topic: Re:Oscar qustion

Baby Oscars are normally just concerned about food and will develop their personality as they get a little older. This is the joy of owning an Oscar watching their development.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Oscar qustion

Hi Jenn and welcome to OFL. Yes, they can be like that. I had my most recent oscar in a smaller tank when I first got him and with plants and he didn't bother them at all; but I moved him into a 75 gallon and he got a little bigger and he then started to tear at them (as was predicted!). Will depend entirely on the temperament of your oscar as like people, they often have different personalities and some are more aggressive than others. Good luck. Listen to the advice here and you won't go wrong.
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