Originally Posted by bettalover2033
Well my family has bugged me for so long about getting bigger fish. My guess it that they'd like to see bigger fish mostly because they think of fish as decor rather than fish, another being that does much more than swim in a tank.
My 55 gallon tank isn't very high but is also not narrow. The width of the tank from the side view is not like most 55 gallons I have seen. Its wider and almost looks custom made. I'm sure an Oscar will fit in here. I will get rid of the rest of the fish in the tank currently when I do decide to get it. I am getting a bigger tank soon...possibly in a few months because of my need for bigger fish. It's not oly my family's idea of wanting bigger fish. I like the idea of having solitary fish that know wo their source of food is. I'm tired of cattle fish like neons and platties, guppies that do better in groups. Also they end up being very expensive in the end.
So what other fish can bewitch an Oscar? I am hoping someone can tell me the name to those really colorful cichlids. I saw an Oscar with some other really colorful cichlids before and they were perfectly okay.
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Measure the tank out, dimensions are needed. Oscars get huge. There are other cichlids that would fit a 55 gallon MUCH better then Oscars, especially if they will be alone. even if it is 18inches wide and 4ft long think about how much room a fish that can easily reach over a foot would fit in there.
Rotkiel Severums, Green Terrors, Red Devils, Blue Acara, Firemouth, Convicts, Jack Dempseys are just a few that come to mind. Plan for the tank you have now, if you upgrade then you can upgrade your fish too.
Also, check out your poll. 9 to 1, Angels for Oscars. You asked our advice, it is up to you to listen or not.