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

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    pando Initiate Member

    i am just wondering if anyone can help 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
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    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.