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Old 09-19-2011, 08:48 PM   #1 
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Oscar fish tank size?!

Ok - a non betta question. I know very little about other type of fish and their tank needs but I assume that a fish this size would need a MUCH larger tank than this one is in?! This was posted by a friend of mine on facebook - who I actually went to high school with so I'm not sure if I would feel comfortable correcting her or not... I think I might have to just hide her. I've thought about hiding her before (major over-poster!) and this just makes me mad!! Poor Oscar!
I googled Oscar tank size and the majority of people were saying minimum 55 gal but 75 would be better.
This tank looks no bigger than a 20 gal but I'm not great at judging. Just went with how much room the fish was taking up in the tank!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #2 
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That's cruel. Id say something myself, and if she blows a lid, remove her. Try to make a difference in that fishes life. Please!!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:54 PM   #3 
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Yup, minimum 55, much better 75. That friend, no offense, I a jerk.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:19 PM   #4 
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That's like keeping a Betta in a cup 0.o
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:21 PM   #5 
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i said "Wow! He's huge! How big is that tank?". Guess we'll see what she says. I haven't really said what I want to say yet...
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #6 
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Neutral factual is always good.

Something like this after the reply, "For Oscar's, it is highly recommended that they are kept in a minimum of 55-75 gallons. Anything smaller is considered cruel and impractical for their survival needs"

Your not telling her what to do, just factual statement about an Oscar :)
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:58 PM   #7 
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A minimum of 55 but, it would have to be bare bones. No decorations or anything on that order. Any sort of decorations 75 and up.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:03 AM   #8 
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I'd say you need 75 gallons. 55 isn't even a minimum to me. It's still way too small. 75 is the bare minimum in my opinion.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:08 AM   #9 
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A 55 is 4 ft long and 2 ft high if I'm right. I would rather see an Oscar set up bare bones in a 55 over one that its sitting in right now. I have even had Oscar people say a 55 would wotk but, would have to be bare bomes.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:16 AM   #10 
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Even without decor, it's still 20 gallons LESS than their needed size. That's a huge amount of space!
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