Oscar

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  1. Brydon

    Brydon Black Ghost

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    Ive recently bought myself a 250l(1.2 by 45 by 45) tank.
    I want to keep 1 oscar and 2 convicts and maybe a spotted pleco together.
    Is this ok?
    or will i be pushing it?
     
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  3. Zafgak

    Zafgak Old fart

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    No - that sounds Ok - but a very strange mix of fish - watch out for the convicts...
     
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    They should be fine if theres enough swimming space, though the convicts can get a bit agressive towards the other fish. I had to move my pair of convicts to their own tank.. I also have a pleco with my oscars and the tend to leave him/her alone.

    hope this helps I'm no expert though..

    congrats on the new tank.
     
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    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    the convicts breed alot
     
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    Mines got a bunch of jumpers now.Had them for only 3,4 week.
     
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    i would get rid of the convicts, they will start breeding sooner than later and then they will force all the other inhabitants into a corner of the tank
     
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    Well Convict babies would make good Oscar food :)

    I have the exact opposite in my tank, 2 x Oscars (babies) 1 x Male Convict (beautiful colours) 1 x Common Pleco, 1 x Synodontis somethingorother.

    I plan on getting rid of the Pleco as it will put too much load on the tank when it gets bigger, but the spotted pleco might not get as big?

    Following the Oscar-specialist forums for a few years now I have been advised that the tank size in question is fine, as long as it is heavily over filtered, as the water quality is the biggest concern with the Oscars because they are quite messy.

    My tank is virtually the same size as yours, I think just slightly wider if I recall, and although I believe the above to be true I will be keeping a very close eye on water parameters in about a year from now when these two guys will be much larger in size.

    If water quality becomes a concern, or a chore with a weekly 50% water change, then I will be "forced" to upgrade to an even larger tank.

    Recommendation is 55 gallons for one Oscar, and 75 Gallons for two, but there's always an argument about whether that is UK or US, and depending on which you run with your tank is either just right or too small.
     
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    Brydon

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    Thanks every1,
    will post pictures once i get the oscar an convicts in the tank.
     

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