regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

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i have 2 tiger oscars and one albino oscar! i often find my tiger oscars bullying my albino oscar and trying to dominate it! at times i m worried cos i feel insecure about my albino oscaras i fear the tiger oscars may cause injury to it. pls mark that my albino oscar is slighty bigger than both the tiger ones! pls help!
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

How old are they? 3 is generally a bad number for Oscars as two will often bully the 3rd... How big is your tank?

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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

yeah some more info will help us figure out yr problem!

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sridgr8 replied the topic: Re: regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

my tank is 25 liters. the oscars are small in size averaging around 5-7 cm.pls tell me is is it advisable to let them stay 2gether? or should i try inroducing new fish?oscar or other species to stop the fight bw them?the albino oscar is having though time competring both tiger oscars as they dont allow it to roam freely !
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

Your best bet would be to separate.

Keep in mind that your tank is no where NEAR big enough for 1 Oscar, Let alone 3 and adding more fish will not solve anything...

You are either going to need to get a MUCH bigger tank, or rehome all of them ASAP.

Oscars require a MINIMUM of 55 gallons each. so you are already looking at 150 gallon tank.

And a HUGE filter to go along with that.

The aggression will get far worse in a confined space like that, and keep in mind Oscars grow VERY quickly. Like and inch a month... So you have no time to wait. You need a bigger tank NOW!
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sridgr8 replied the topic: Re: regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

thanks a lot for enlightening me with your precious opinion. will do the needful asap!
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: regarding oscar mismatch in my tank

Sorry if this info upset you. If you read any of the info on the site, it will tell you what I just did.

Your tank works out to just over 6 US gallons, and for 3 Oscars to live a long healthy life, you need about 600 liters.

I can tell you as I make the same mistake, I had Oscars in a small tank, and I quickly had to upgrade.. I now have 1 Oscar that is 14 inches long and 3 more that are 12 inches and over.

I hope this info helps
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