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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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My Oscar is a Grump

So. My baby oscar is grumpy. I dont know what to name him, and right now he is in a 10 gallon until I can build my 60 gallon tank.

I bought him from walmart because he was crammed in a 5 gallon with maybe 20 other oscars, and he has really distinctive markings, and was active.

But now he seems lonely, and dug a hole and lies in it. He has a nice temperature of 77. And Ive been feeding him bloodworms to supplement his diet.

Plus he seems to like the light off. Every time I turn it on, he hides. How can I help him to be more pleased with his surroundings?

Just keep swimming.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 10:25 PM
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Try 75 for an Oscar. With heavy duty filteration.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 10:31 PM
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Agree, much much bigger tank required for them.

10g is way too small for it, even when young they are extremely active fish. Being alone is not a problem as it is best to do unless you have a large 125g+ tank.

Oscars get big quick and to be honest even a 60g tank is too small for him, what do you mean by building a tank? physically building it or getting it and required equipment.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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I haven't ordered the glass yet, so that probably wont take much tweaking on the design. I did read that they were a heavy bio load.

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To be honest - you would be much better looking for a used tank of at least 75g, the cost saving of buying a tank that size compared to building one is nothing.

DIY tanks really only offer excellent savings above 250g+

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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Oh, Im building it because my husband and I do carpentry, and had an L shaped corner design with cherry varnish and drawers.

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