Thanks - I'm sure they appreciate itGunnie said:Welcome to FishLore! What beauties!
unfortunately this was a present, so i wasn't able to give my tank time to run without fish. I'll be keeping an eye on all the nitrate/ammonium/Ph balances though.Is your tank cycled? If not, Please click on the link in my signature "FishLore Articles for Beginners". It will give you a lot of good information you will need to know about your tank.
The reason i bought the stand that i did was because i am planning to get another tank when they get big enough.Also, are there plans on getting a larger tank or another 55 gallon in the future? Your oscars will outgrow your 55 gal. in a year or less, so please keep this in mind, and unfortunately, your fake plants will probably get moved around the tank on a daily basis, so just be ready for that. Oscars like to decorate their tanks their way, and as they get bigger, they get more aggressive and grumpy. They will likely start to fight with each other, and since they can get 16 inches long each, two oscars in 1 55 gallon tank is way too much fish. They don't mind being the only fish in their tank. I have 2 in a 100 gal. tank and they fight from time to time. They are also big waste producers, and you will have to do large water changes every week to keep their water clean. They are great fish, so don't get discouraged! They are personality plus fish, and you will enjoy them immensely as long as you take care of their needs and keep them happy!