New 72 gallon aquarium?

Stradius011

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,864
Reaction score
2
Location
Utah
Experience
5 to 10 years
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?
 

sgould

Well Known
Member
Messages
2,265
Reaction score
12
Location
Wisconsin
Experience
2 years
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.
 

atmmachine816

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,487
Reaction score
3
Location
Ohio, which is in the US
Experience
5 to 10 years
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.
 

Jimold

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,072
Reaction score
8
Location
Gulf Coast, Florida
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.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
OP
Stradius011

Stradius011

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,864
Reaction score
2
Location
Utah
Experience
5 to 10 years
...but the thing is that I think it's a saltwateraquarium... :-X
 

Neville

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,225
Reaction score
8
Location
Bangladesh
Experience
More than 10 years
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.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
OP
Stradius011

Stradius011

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,864
Reaction score
2
Location
Utah
Experience
5 to 10 years
I think it's coming with fish but I'm not sure
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
265
Guests online
3,197
Total visitors
3,462

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom