Oscar is lonely

OSCARTheGrouch
  • #1
Hey guys....I just got rid of 2 turtles that wur sharing my 110 gal tank with my 4 inch tiger oscar....oscar really got used to the turtles and I think he enjoyed their company....but now hes all alone in this huge tank..... what are some good companions for an oscar that eats everything? I have 4 tinfoil barbs that I was thinking of moving in there....but I am concerened for their safety lol....so ya any sugestions are welcome
 
Shawnie
  • #2
some fish I think would be great are silver dollars, pictus catfish (total bottom feeders and really cool to watch) another oscar the same size, jack dempseys, or even convicts (just careful about a m/f combo, they will harrass any other fish if they breed) ...got pics of your tank?
 
OSCARTheGrouch
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
No I dont....but its this really old school tall and long rectangle....its like maybe a 18" front to back...
 
Neville
  • #4
Silver Dollar, bala sharks, plecos r good tankmates, tinfoils r also compatible; but Jack Dempseys may cause trouble sometimes (not always). what happened to your turtles?
 
Shawnie
  • #5
jd's are so shy and timid ..at least most ive seen..
 
Gunnie
  • #6
Oscars get grumpier as they get older. If may be difficult for your oscar to accept any other occupants in that tank, especially if they are smaller than he/she is. Oscars also will each anything they can fit in their mouths, so keep that in mind also.
 
Shawnie
  • #7
mine aren't grumpy but certainly will eat ANYTHING ...as well as they are total tank destroyers now LOL ...they never use to be! brats!
 
OSCARTheGrouch
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
I was baby sitting the turtles and got the tank as payment.....I got oscar a texas cichild as a buddy....oscar is like 3 inches bigger then Tex and still has control over the top of the tank....but Tex is not that afraid of oscar....when I firt introduced them to the tank I fed them both a live feeder....first tex and then oscar....I think their gunna get along great
 
angelfish220
  • #9
Awwwwhhhhh was this the oscar that would swim with the turtles, and like hang out with them and everything? And now their broken up. Darn.

A ful grown pleco would look like, awesome in that tank.
 
Shawnie
  • #10
can you share pics of your kids? would love to see them
 

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