Oscar aquascape

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Hello all I wanted to talk and see people's aquascape for their O tanks. As of right now I am heavy drift wood, river rocks and tall fake plants. It works since my Oscar is only 4 inches. It also helps keep the peace with my salvini harem. I am curios more about when the O becomes a big guy/gal. I see alot of oscar tanks with little to no decorations. What does everyone recommend.

My tank right now 90 gallon with 30 sump
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar aquascape

Your tank looks very good. The plastic plants may not survive long, Oscars generally pull them up and/or pull them apart. Careful not to have so much deco as to limit swim space. I get that you need cover with those Sals there, but Oscar should really have that tank to itself. Not a big deal now with small fish, but a big adult Oscar will make 90g look like a cereal bowl. My cichlid tanks are all similar in deco, that being minimal substrate, some rocks and a hunk of wood


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Redhm618 replied the topic: Oscar aquascape

Ok so less driftwood more open space. Thought on taking two sals out and just having 1 and the blue acara with the Oscar?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar aquascape

Its more footprint thats lacking rather than volume. 90g is decent, but 48x18 base is just not much for a fish that can easily exceed 14ins and weigh 3lbs. We, and other credible sites recommend a minimum 75g for a single Oscar. 75 has the same 48x18, the 90 is a bit taller, so really offers next to no advantage over 75. I personally wouldnt keep Salvini with mild SA cichlids in any tank. Acara and Oscar generally do ok together, but Oscar will be twice, possibly 3x Acaras size in less than 2yrs. You need to see an XL adult Oscar in person to get a clear idea of the space they require. Hard to picture with your little gaffer, but they get huge and are a strain on water quality of any tank they inhabit. I must stand by my recommendation to keep Oscar alone in the 90.


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