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

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Cdieker, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. CdiekerNew MemberMember

    is one tiger oscar too much for a 55gal tank? could i add tank mates? like tiger barbs?
     
  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    55gal

    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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  3. Nympxzie

    NympxzieValued MemberMember

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




  4. Blk69Valued MemberMember

    Yes, barbs would be a nice snack. For a 55 gallon tank suggest a couple nice ciclids.
     
  5. OP
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    CdiekerNew MemberMember

    want kind of cichlids?
     
  6. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Mbuna or peacocks would work well. LeoDiaz, you're up lol.


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  7. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    2 types of mbunas or peacocks can work in a 55. They have great colors. If you interested i can give you more info.
     
  8. OP
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    CdiekerNew MemberMember

    i would like 2 different schools and one main fish
     
  9. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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


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  10. OP
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    CdiekerNew MemberMember

    i know i was thinking barbs or tetras and on cichlid
     
  11. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Maybe a big school of Congo tetras, at least 10. You could do an angelfish for the cichlid.


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  12. OP
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    CdiekerNew MemberMember

    im not a fan of angelfish. and could i do 5 tiger barbs and 5 rosy barbs and like a jack dempsy?
     
  13. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    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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