Curious: What tank floor dimensions are best for an Oscar?

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Either what the title says or how many gallons would be best. I’m just curious, not really planning on getting one anything remotely soon.
 

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Charlie’s Dad said:
Larger is best. They will get large with no doubt.
For sure, I’d say 75 gallons should be the minimum for 1 Oscar. The tank needs a large footprint because you are talking about a fish that can easily reach 12”.
 

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As big as possible foot print is one thing but they use every bit of tank so height also I have mine in a 300gal and they are continually front to back top to bottom end to end. Get as big as you can afford.
 
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Theoretically, would a large tank that is more cube-like preferable or a large tank with more length?
 

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I have a preference for high tanks it makes everything look more amazing when you have a large Oscar come up face to face and you don’t have to bend down to look at them and I think they prefer height also but they like to swim my tank is 6 long 2.5 wide and about 3.5 high and it is great
 

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