Should I Give Him Away

Discussion in 'Oscars' started by lonehunter, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    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 IMG_0198.jpg
     
  2. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    I would try to find a nice home for him. 29 gallons is way too small for a large oscar.
     
  3. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    29 gallons is too small for an oscar
     
  4. Aqua Hands

    Aqua HandsWell Known MemberMember

    Where are you located maybe a member could take them off your hands.
     
  5. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    He's kinda cute the more I look at him, never really taken interest in oscars before haha.
     
  6. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    I would rehome him. Call a LFS and see if they'll take him off your hands for store credit.
     
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    lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    What is lfs
     
  8. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Local Fish Store :)
     
  9. OP
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    lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    Image1524622686.873387.jpg this is a more recent picture he was 10 inches in the other picture he is now 12 inches
     
  10. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    I’ve seen worse.
     
  11. OP
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    lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    My local pet store has a giant tank that he can go in
     
  12. Mike1995

    Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  13. OP
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    lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    He would be the dominant fish in there
     
  14. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Give them a call and ask. Don’t make any assumptions.
     
  15. OP
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    lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    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
     
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  16. JLeeM

    JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  17. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    It’s your choice. No one can make you do anything—except maybe your mom.
     
  18. DaleM

    DaleMWell Known MemberMember

    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
     
  19. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Id get my mum to replace the 75g tank
     
  20. OP
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    lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    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
     
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