2 SD with oscar JD?

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I have a 75 gallon tank with two silver dollars one is about 4 inches the other about 1 and a half I also have a young Oscar around 3 and a half inches I plan to add a pleco of some kind and was wondering if it would be good to add an electric blue jack Dempsey if not is there any other fish that would be good to add to the tank?
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Mumab replied the topic: 2 SD with oscar JD?

Ive been researching this for a few weeks now and they say 55 g minimum for one Oscar. 75 is better and 100g With one bottom dweller like a catfish and a few medium fish like acara, silver dollars... 125g min for two Oscar or bigger fish on on...
So with 75 id stick with your Oscar and silver dollars which do better in groups of 3-4 minimum or an Oscar and a catfish or pleco that doesn't get to big.
In my 100g im going with Oscar , a breeding pair of blue acara and a featherfin catfish .
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Suprd71 replied the topic: 2 SD with oscar JD?

Hello and welcome to OFL. 75g is what I call bare minimum for an Oscar. There will be a time when a properly cared for, genetically sound Oscar will far outgrow a 75. Its not uncommon for Oscar to attain 14+ins in 2yrs or so. I suggest rehoming the SD, as Mumab said, they do best in small schools. The wee one may well be Oscar lunch at any moment. Do not add any more fish, not even a small pleco. Tank is not big enough, all fish will suffer from space restrictions and rapidly decaying water quality.


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i've decided to rehome the silver dollars because they seem pretty unhappy since they are not in a school they just seem terrified and all the little one does is hide
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