New 72 gallon aquarium?

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My father's friend is getting rid of his 72 gallon aquarium with all of the equipments and maybe fish, but if not with fish, could I get an oscar for it? How many could live in it? 1? 2?
 

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Friend of mine used to have an oscar in college. Hey, they only let you keep fish in the dorms, so this guy said "I'm gonna have a FISH!"
They get pretty enormous. I would think only 1 in that size tank, but maybe someone can correct me.
 

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1, that's it and you could fit a plec in there also, depending on your filtration. If you have excellent filtration then a plec yes, if not no.
 

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A small oscar or 2 would be OK in a 72 gallon for quite a while, but eventually they get really big. Mine was almost 14 inches before he died. When it gets that big you'll have to consider getting something even bigger, like a 150 gallon. Also, oscars are really sloppy eaters, so a good bottom feeder like a pleco is almost a must. But again, a pleco can grow pretty big in time, so eventually you'll have to upgrade to a really big tank in a year or 2.
 
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...but the thing is that I think it's a saltwateraquarium... :-X
 

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Stradius011 said:
...but the thing is that I think it's a saltwateraquarium... :-X
hi stradius, if it is a saltwater aquarium then i suggest u get a Lionfish, they r so cooool. they grow up to 12 inches.
 

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ohhhhhhh, lion fish very cool, but be careful, they're also poisonous....
 
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I think it's coming with fish but I'm not sure
 
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