Oscar but smaller

kazepriest

Member
I absolutly love the color and look of oscars. Are their any fish that look like them color wise but won't grow to their size. Or If anyone knows of some dark and black colored fish that would be great.
 

pepetj

Member
I absolutely love Oscars too. I went back and forth with the idea of going for it or not... until I did. If you want a pair of those, with excellent filtration, you could house just a pair in a 4 footer 90gal tank (48x18x24").

However, if you have restrictions for tank size, consider a 30gal (regular filtration will do) or even 20gal (with very good filtration) and you could house two paired-off Convicts. Those are dark coloured cichlids, and grow up to 6" only; their parenting behavior is awesome; you might end up with a lot of fry but other than that...

Pepe
Santo Domingo
 

platy ben

Member
pepetj has a good idea but the problem is the fry are VERY hard to get rid off and you would probably end up with to many to home
 
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kazepriest

Member
Convicts I definatley am going to look into these also you know of any that look like the tiger Oscars those are my favorite
 

Shawnie

Member
welcome to fishlore !!! where are you from kazepriest? and I agree convicts are fun..what size tank are you getting ready to stock?
 
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kazepriest

Member
20 But I'm going to buy a 55 in a few months.
 

Shawnie

Member
we always say that but never seems to happen hahah...a pair of convicts would be great for a 20 gal....but that's all you will ever be able to put in there
 

Iron waffle

Member
Awesome, convicts are fun, but aggressive. I would also suggest firemouths.
 
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