need help with an ascar im a newbie........

  1. pando Initiate Member

    i am just wondering if anyone can help me....as i really have only got the basic down pat im experimenting with different fish has anyone succesfully had an ascar fish in a tropical community tank with medium to large size dish? have a baby oscar and hes only about 2 1/2 inches long can they be tamed or is it like trying to tame a crocodille???? he is not agressive at all
     
  2. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Your oscar is nice now, but will get grumpier and more aggressive as he gets older and bigger. You will need at least a 55 gal. tank just for the oscar, and as he grows, any fish that can fit in his mouth will be eaten. I have 2 oscars. They are quite personable and interesting, but can be quite the bully, and should not be housed with non-aggressive fish.