Tiger Oscar Tank Mates 120 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Zabulon, May 2, 2019.

  1. Zabulon

    ZabulonValued MemberMember

    Okay, so I've finally managed to convince my company to upgrade the tank in the office to a 125g and they want me to build it. Finally, this poor Oscar can have a real tank.

    Any recommendations for tank mates for a 9" Oscar? I know very little about them. Preferably something that's not quite as big so that we can fit a few more fish in there, but not too small to become lunch. We may have to use the existing tank to grow them out before adding them. I explained that there's not room for much more, but I'd see what I could do. They don't quite understand stocking...

    With these, would you go with a canister or HOB?

    Appreciate the recommendations :)
     
  2. Morpheus1967

    Morpheus1967Well Known MemberMember

    Would definitely go with a canister, but that's just personal preference.

    As for tank mates, a school of 5-7 silver dollars would work.
     
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  3. Little fry babies

    Little fry babiesValued MemberMember

    I read severums or firemouth cichlids, jack dempsey, as well . Plecos would be good .I don't own any Oscars but I see so many different tanks and people's stocking choices just depends on the fish personality .
     
  4. Morpheus1967

    Morpheus1967Well Known MemberMember

  5. Little fry babies

    Little fry babiesValued MemberMember

    That's true. At least thasts what I hear all the time .Lol .
     
  6. Dawn Michele

    Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

    JD's don't play nice nice. I found that out the hard way.
     
  7. Little fry babies

    Little fry babiesValued MemberMember

    What happened if you don't mind me asking? I know this isn't my post but it's good to be aware. I know they don't get along with a lot of fish. So I am assuming they don't get along with any fish now. Lol.
     
  8. Dawn Michele

    Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

  9. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    My jack is a wimp. He's still hiding from a betta I can't seem to catch. I would put a pleco in there and call it a day. Dawns jack beat up his girlfriend pretty bad.
     
  10. Dawn Michele

    Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

    Hello. I decided to get him a girlfriend. He beat her up. I put her in a hospital tank till she got better and took her back to the LFS.

    If you do put a pleco in there make sure he can't fit in the Oscar's mouth. Your JD is still hiding? LOL!!!
     
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  11. Little fry babies

    Little fry babiesValued MemberMember

    Oh that's sad .I'm sorry. Yeah I heard they are really aggressive.
     
  12. Dawn Michele

    Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

    The name says it all!!! They are GREAT fish!!!