Should I Give Him Away

Lonefishkeeper
  • #1
I have a big 11 inch Oscar that was in a 75 gallon tank but due to my mom being ignorant she got rid of it and now he is in a 29 gallon tank I want to keep since I’ve had him for two years but I want what’s best for him
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75g Discus Tank
  • #2
I would try to find a nice home for him. 29 gallons is way too small for a large oscar.
 
OneLittleBubble
  • #3
29 gallons is too small for an oscar
 
Aqua Hands
  • #4
Where are you located maybe a member could take them off your hands.
 
OneLittleBubble
  • #5
He's kinda cute the more I look at him, never really taken interest in oscars before haha.
 
Fashooga
  • #6
I would rehome him. Call a LFS and see if they'll take him off your hands for store credit.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
What is lfs
 
Lonefishkeeper
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  • #9

Image1524622686.873387.jpg this is a more recent picture he was 10 inches in the other picture he is now 12 inches
 
goldface
  • #10
I’ve seen worse.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
My local pet store has a giant tank that he can go in
 
Mike1995
  • #12
I'd definitely rehome. With a fish that big, being in a 29 gallon it wouldn't surprise me if he jumped out or something crazy. Very little room to swim.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
He would be the dominant fish in there
 
goldface
  • #14
My local pet store has a giant tank that he can go in
Give them a call and ask. Don’t make any assumptions.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
This is a hard choice giving my favorite fish away

The owner would love to take him in but I’ll give away a fish I’ve had for a while hard choice
 
JLeeM
  • #16
I've heard stories where an Oscar can literally destroy a small tank. Like shatter the glass, tear equipment off the walls, and other fun stuff.
 
goldface
  • #17
The owner would love to take him in but I’ll give away a fish I’ve had for a while hard choice
It’s your choice. No one can make you do anything—except maybe your mom.
 
DaleM
  • #18
If you want what's best for him, then I'd rehome him. It's completely up to you, but I couldn't keep a pet knowing I'm not giving it the quality of life it deserves
 
smee82
  • #19
Id get my mum to replace the 75 gallon tank
 
Lonefishkeeper
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  • #20
And she thinks he’s fine in their

Ok I want to keep him for a couple of more months I’m just not ready to give him up yet
 
goldface
  • #21
Nothing wrong with that. I have a very laid back perspective on things. If you’re as attached as you say you are, I wouldn’t just rehome it just anywhere. It’s always best to think things through.
 
RonJ
  • #22
Why can’t OP buy back a 75G. Why no one talks about that? Did I miss anything? Get your self a 4ftx1.5ftx1.5ft tank and problem solved.
 
goldface
  • #23
I suppose it’s because his mom won’t allow it.
 
r_e_g
  • #24
And she thinks he’s fine in their

Ok I want to keep him for a couple of more months I’m just not ready to give him up yet
I totally understand where you're coming from, but be aware that it'll be REALLY hard to keep the water clean enough in a tank that size, and what I've read suggests oscars can get hole-in-the-head if the water isn't pristine. I know you wouldn't want that. I found a young albino oscar in the pond outside my apartment last month and I wanted to keep him SO badly, but even a 55 gallon would be pushing it in our apartment (plus I know I'll be moving several times in the next decade) so I brought him to the LFS to hopefully go to a home that can give him the huge tank he deserves. It was so hard giving him up after only a week (I'll be honest; there were tears) but it made me so happy to see him doing well in a nice big tank at the store. I know I did right by him. Now I've found a second oscar in a different pond that I'm working on catching and I would really, really love to keep that one too, but I know he'd be better off somewhere else. It's so hard.
 
Lonefishkeeper
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  • #25
Sry I thought this topic was forgotten by now

I totally understand where you're coming from, but be aware that it'll be REALLY hard to keep the water clean enough in a tank that size, and what I've read suggests oscars can get hole-in-the-head if the water isn't pristine. I know you wouldn't want that. I found a young albino oscar in the pond outside my apartment last month and I wanted to keep him SO badly, but even a 55 gallon would be pushing it in our apartment (plus I know I'll be moving several times in the next decade) so I brought him to the LFS to hopefully go to a home that can give him the huge tank he deserves. It was so hard giving him up after only a week (I'll be honest; there were tears) but it made me so happy to see him doing well in a nice big tank at the store. I know I did right by him. Now I've found a second oscar in a different pond that I'm working on catching and I would really, really love to keep that one too, but I know he'd be better off somewhere else. It's so hard.

Hm what is lfs
 
DutchAquarium
  • #26
lfs is "local fish store"
 
r_e_g
  • #27
Lonefishkeeper
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  • #28
I’ve decided again when my local pet store has an available spot I’ll bring him in because he would beat up the fish that are there
 
CrimsonTheRescue
  • #29
I also have a tiger Oscar that is about 11 inches and he is being homed in a 55 gallon tank. 29 is way to small for that size of an Oscar I would re home him/her immediately.

And I know you love your fish but if you want what's best for him/her you need to give him/her away or if you have a friend that has a bigger aquarium or pond you can store the oscar in until you have a bigger tank that would be good to.
 

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