i want another oscar

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I have an oscar thats about 4 months old 4-5 inches that is healthy and my tank is cycled and everything is fine. I have been wanting another oscar for about a week now would i be able to get it or is my oscar to big and how do i put the fish it without my other oscar killing it.
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OFL replied the topic: i want another oscar

It really depends on whether your tank is big enough for another Oscar. Let's put it this way, if your tank is less than 100 gallons then I would probably advise you to forget about it.

However, if your tank is big enough then adding another Oscar is very much trial and error. It's impossible to foresee what's going to happen when you put an Oscar into a tank that already has an Oscar living in it. If you are lucky then they will get on and become friends. However, the Oscar that has been in the tank longest may not appreciate another Oscar encroaching on its territory and that is where you may experience aggression

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i was going to re decorate the tank and i was gonna take my old oscar out and put the new one then the old one back
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How big is your aquarium? For as long as I have been keeping Oscars which is quite a long time the accepted minimum size for one single OscarFish is 55 gallons. That doesn't mean an Oscar and a few tank mates, it means one Oscar only. So I'm sure you can do the maths, two Oscars will require at least 100 gallons in order to give them space and water requirements that they need. Not only do you have to give them a much larger aquarium they also have to increase the filtration as well. Keeping a large tropical fish is not cheap and nobody should try and do it on the cheap because it's only the fish that will suffer at the end of the day.

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SantaMonicaHelp replied the topic: i want another oscar

Did you end up getting another one?

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