is one tiger oscar too much for a 55 gallon tank?

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I wouldn't add an Oscar in a 55 gallon. Oscars get 12-13 inches or so I believe. The width on 55 gallons are 12-13 inches I think, so it will have a hard time turning in the tank. I think a 75 would be better for an Oscar. The Oscar would probably eat the tiger barbs
 

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Agreed! 75 for 1 oscar! If you stick an oscar in a 55 sever stunting could occur.
 

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Yes, barbs would be a nice snack. For a 55 gallon tank suggest a couple nice ciclids.
 
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Mbuna or peacocks would work well. LeoDiaz, you're up lol.


 

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Cdieker said:
want kind of cichlids?
2 types of mbunas or peacocks can work in a 55. They have great colors. If you interested i can give you more info.
 
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i would like 2 different schools and one main fish
 

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Cichlids don't really school, they're territorial fish.


 
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i know i was thinking barbs or tetras and on cichlid
 

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im not a fan of angelfish. and could i do 5 tiger barbs and 5 rosy barbs and like a jack dempsy?
 

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Tiger barbs require a big school or they get quite aggressive. I would not do a JD in a community tank, it'd probably kill everything off.


 
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