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Just to let everyone know
I did get a new oscar
I DID NOT PUT IT IN MY 55 WITH MY OTHER TWO
I am getting another tank but for now the new oscar is in my 30 by itself
I was will be doing water changes every night
I will give it the best that I can
Next month I am going to buy more filters and I am going to do some DIY sponge filters for all my tanks

I never did anything wrong I am listening to all the advice I have been given
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DBLN8 replied the topic: just so everyone knows

Why would you get a new Oscar and another tank when you cant afford the proper filtration for the overstocked tank you already have?
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Oscar2015 replied the topic: just so everyone knows

I am buying more filters next month
And I'm going to make some sponge filters
It's all coming together slowly

I really do take great care of my fish
And my animals
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: just so everyone knows

55g MIN for ONE Oscar.

30g is too small.

May I suggest "Rehome" as a name? Or perhaps "Stunty"? "Hith"?

You could have edited a post in the other thread which was locked. Instead you started a new one. /facepalm.

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Oscar2015 replied the topic: just so everyone knows

I've been told that a 30 is fine for 1 oscar for a short period of time
My 30 is 12 1/2 inches wide so it would actually be fine in there unroll it got around 9inches that takes around 9 months at an inch a month
By then I will have a bigger tank

I am listening to what you guys tell me
It will take a couple of months to get everything in place
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DBLN8 replied the topic: just so everyone knows

Oscar2015 wrote: I am buying more filters next month
And I'm going to make some sponge filters
It's all coming together slowly

I really do take great care of my fish
And my animals


I don't see anything in your post above about you moving your 2 Oscars from a 55 gl tank to a 125gl in the near future...They will need a 6 ft tank much sooner than later, they will also require more than a homemade sponge filter to provide them with the proper care they need.
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UNC-CH replied the topic: just so everyone knows

You say that you're listening to all the advice given. But either your not listening or choosing to disregard some important advice. Members here have decades and lifetimes of experience and know what they're talking about. An oscar needs a minimum 55 gallon tank to himself. Most adult oscars need a 75 gallon and some large adult odcars need a 90 gallon. That's information no one would disagree with and you should listen to.

So now your looking at maybe 3 75 gallon tanks within a few months and all the stands, lights, filters, etc. that go with those. This is one reason for putting the oscar in a 55g or 75g right away instead of wasting the time and money on a smaller tank.

Advice: Keep one oscar in your 55g. Take the others back.
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Oscar2015 replied the topic: just so everyone knows

I'm doing the best that I can
I have to get things together a little each month

I have seen Oscars in smaller tanks
I know it's not good for the oscar but people do it
I'm not saying that I am going to do that
I'm trying to do what's right
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:just so everyone knows

Oscar2015, it's vey frustrating to people that have so much passion for these animals to see someone continuously do things incorrect, that's why your getting a bad response to your getting another Oscar. You were not ready to get another. You need to rectify the problem you had first. I know you plan on getting better tanks and setups next month, but next month can turn into a few months very quickly. Impulse buys like this are very hard the fish if the environment there being put in is not suitable for them. You need to setup the proper tank and filtration, cycle it, THEN do the stocking.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:just so everyone knows

A 30 gallon is not ok for a 9 inch fish. And those fish you see in smaller tanks are suffering

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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