Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Where the devil went down to!
I need help with a stunted Oscar tank.
OK so I maintain a clinics tank they have in the waiting room. I feel bad for this Oscar. it is a albino tiger. But he is living in a 55g he is about 6" tip to tip. according to the girls he is about 8-10 Years old. I have Pleaded and begged to have them upgrade the tank. i have begged to let me take the fish. I have explained every reason I can for them to get rid of the fish, or upgrade the tank. but they don't care, I get out voted. They called me to take care of the tank, but don't want to listen to my advise. Now I am challanged with another problem. They want to add more fish in the tank. They said they had a bloodparot and a catfish. and they both died. (thats why they called me) I think its because the Oscar killed them both.
Now they want to put in more fish, I have told them no.. I have said that the Oscar is just going to end up killing it. or it could get bullied and stressed. they don't want to listen to me. i at least convinced them to let me pick the fish. because they were talking about getting pacu's or some other type of big fish. so if i can't convince them to upgrade the tank and or not put fish in, I can at least minimize they type of fish they get. So i was thinking of something that won't bother him, that can handle his attacks possibly. maybe a bottom dweller. I want to avoid cichlids, because I can't think of any other then a fire mouth that might be able to handle him, and thats due to his stunted growth. I am at whits in. I need help from the Fish tank community.
Unfortunately Because it is a 55g. I just can't think of anything that can go into this tank with this oscar, that won't cause some problems. so the only silver lining this Oscar has is I am taking care of his home now. So i can at least give him the best care i can with my hands tied behind my back.
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