angel fish and tiger oscars?

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  1. isadore

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    Hi guys

    I wast just thinking if its a good idea mixing 2 oscars with my angel fish they. All around the same size? The oscars are aroudn 5cm..tiger oscars??
     
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    No.

    The oscars will outgrow the angels and eat them.

    How big is the tank?
     
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    Its a 4ft..
     
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    The tank is too small for 2 oscars too... You need a much bigger tank for 2 oscars. They might be small now, but they will get bigger, quickly.
     
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    Oscars grow at about 1 inch (2.5cm) in length per month, or so I hear. They do grow up to 30cm in the home aquarium, so be prepared. 50G (around 200L) is the minimum for 1 O and 55G (220L) for 2... Well, if you like your other fish, don't do it. Also, O's are very messy eaters, so you need to up your filtration and water changes, and take out all of the plants that Angels love so very much
     
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    Shew, thanks guys...I'll rather stay wid my angels...rather be safe then sorry!!
     
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    Definitely not. Oscars will outgrow and kill the Angels. Angels are aggresive in nature an unfortunately Oscar's also. I tried this with a big golden angel and a small' ish Oscar. Oscar came out on top. Not worth it though as Oscar's deserve their own tank in my opinion. The same goes for Angels. They just don't mix.
     
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    Whoa! Ok thanks guys...much appeciated.
     
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    i have 8 longfin angel fish which i grew to adults and then i added my two oscars and now theyre all grown up and living happily together in my tank. so i say it depends on the oscars nature. but definately grow the angelfish to adults before adding in the oscars. i think it also depends on your tank size. mine is 1.6metres long 70cm high and 75cm wide
     
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