Is My Tank Too Small?

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I only have a 20 gallon tank and my oscar has grown much faster than I anticipated. He's roughly 9 inches long. I don't have the room to buy a larger tank so would he survive in such a small tank or would you recommend I find him a new owner although that would be difficult for me to do?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Is My Tank Too Small?

It's way too small. You will have to find him a new owner or donate him to your local fish store.
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rebeldawg124009 replied the topic: Re: Is My Tank Too Small?

the smallest tank that one oscar is a 55 gal tank with double the filter
"110gal of filters"
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Is My Tank Too Small?

Im surprised that your O is still alive, unfortunately that fish is most likely stunted and will have long term health issues and a shorter life expectancy cause of the tank its been in. If you are unable to provide him with a suitable tank with sufficient filtration then you need to rehome him ASAP

the smallest tank that one oscar is a 55 gal tank with double the filter
"110gal of filters"

your right on the size but off on the filtration, we like to recommend for a 55g a minimum 275gph with a canister filter and 550gph with an HOB filter.
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Bobby C replied the topic: Re: Is My Tank Too Small?

Check out Craigslist..you should find some good deals on there, who knows you may find one that someone wants to just give away. I don't know why I didn't think of C List before i spent Hundreds and Hundreds on my set up...Oh well..Live and learn.
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: Is My Tank Too Small?

Rocksor wrote: It's way too small. You will have to find him a new owner or donate him to your local fish store.


x2..

or buy a new huge tank..
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