Oscar Tank Setup

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  1. MarcF

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    Hey All,

    I am looking at getting a 150cmx60cmx60cm tank setup for an Oscar. Considering having Jack Dempsey and Green Terror as tank mates in this tank.

    What are your thoughts, is the tank big enough, will the 3 get along relatively well, should I add anything else to the mix?

    Thanks in advance fishperts!


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    Hi there.

    That tank dimensions sound amazing but I honestly wouldn't put an Oscar in a tank that size. I have African cichlids in a similar sized tank and some of them (nowhere near the size of an Oscar) are large and makes the tank look small. I would suggest looking at 2m for an Oscar if you're going to be adding other fish, alone he'll probably be okay. Jack Dempsey and green terror are nice fish and I've seen them work together with Oscars well in larger set ups so I don't see why you would have any issues
     
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    As @Shabir has said, your tank is too small
    Perhaps the Oscar, as the only inhabitant of the tank.
    But all 3 will be a disaster. They are very aggressive fish, that need a huge amount of space.
     
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