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I was wondering if a small Oscar could be kept in a 10-Gallon tank? If this is possible how long would the Oscar be able to stay in the 10-Gallon Tank? It would be the only fish in the tank. Thanks a bunch!
 

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Oscars need 55 gallons of water, the 10 gallon aquarium is too small.
 

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Stradius is right. One Oscar needs at least a 55 gallon tank. It may appear that a 10 gallon is enough while the Oscar is still small, but don't be deceived by that. It's best to have an Oscar in at least a 55 gallon tank from the beginning because it needs this space to grow and develop properly. In a small tank he will not get proper growth and development.
 

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yip, you often see baby Oscars in 10 gallon tanks in the pet store bearing in mind not many fish stay there for very long. Mine are in a 300g tank and even that doesn't seem like enough space for them cos they get up to such mischief! they enjoy lots of space - nothing smaller than a 55 gallon for one and 125g for two - they messy fish and need a lot of maintenance. So if you're getting a big tank keeping you baby in 10 gallon will be fine while your new tank cycles but anylonger than that could be fatal for your little fishy. :-[

Well, Good luck!

Kerry
 

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Good advice all. Even though it looks small they are such big waste producers a 10 gallon would just be too small.
Carol
 
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