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Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Kmuda » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:04 am

While we have an excellent article on Oscar Tank Mates in the article section, I would be interested in what our site members are using (or consider) as the best Oscar Tank Mates. Personally.....

Silver Dollars - Silver Dollars may be the "perfect" tank mate. To large and too fast to become an Oscar's dinner. Adds activity and comedy to the tank.

Severum - While I have not personally tried this combo, it's in the works. I am currently growing out a Severum for (hopeful) inclusion in the Oscar Tank. A peaceful large cichlid (by cichlid standards) that will rarely cause aggression.

Convict Cichlid - As in a single convict, preferably a male. Female Convicts still lay eggs, even absent a male, and become the demon possessed beast convicts are known to become when they do so. I've had my Oscar kill female convicts during this process. Apparently, after three years of coexisting, he got fed up with being harassed. No such problem with the male convicts I've kept with Oscars.

That's about it for my list. I do not like aggression in my tanks so I have not even tried any of the other large cichlids such as Green Terrors or Jack Dempsey's.

Fish I do not consider acceptable as Oscar Tank Mates :

- Any type of Catfish. Cories may be the worst possible tank mate. They will eventually get eaten and the pectorial fins are spines with a habit of getting caught in the Oscar's gills or throat. The same can be said for almost any catfish, including Pictus. Generally, any catfish capable of surviving in an Oscar tank get too darn large to be worthy of consideration unless you have the very large tanks (250 gallons plus). Pleco's.... why? Poop factories that create massive amounts of waste. If you like them, fine, but don't get one because you think you need it. You don't. And don't try one with an Oscar unless you have 125 gallons or better to work with.

- Any of the large, monstrously aggressive cichlids such as Red Devils or Flowerhorns. These types of fish are better solo.

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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby ~RuSh~ » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:11 pm

Well, you mostly know my opinion on the subject, but I will reinforce my position.

Convict cichlid - probably the number 1 oscar tankmate in my opinion. Convicts are bold enough to feed next to a full grown oscar, but small enough to be ignored as a threat. They are much less contributory to the bioload and are always up to something... a contrast to some of the 5, 6, or 7 year old oscars that really only tend to move a lot when it's feeding time. I also think that some males can be very attractive and under-rated. The one downside to a convict is their aggression - if you put a juvenile oscar and a juvenile male convict together, the convict may very well bully the oscar. But that problem can be solved easily by letting the oscar grow out to 6-8 inches before introducing the convict. I've found that given the proper space they will live together without much trouble.


Silver dollars - My opinion on silver dollars as tankmates has changed slightly in the years past. It's very easy for us to simply look at the oscars well being and how silver dollars fit into the health and well being of the oscar. A handful of silver dollars in an oscars domain is hardly an effect on the oscar. But the silver dollars well being is more significantly influenced by the oscar. They can panic easily, scatter, and injur themselves on decorations or leap from the tank. How many of us have found a dried up silver dollar on the floor? (Raises hand). They also do a lot better in much larger groups than we typically keep them in. A group of 5 should probably be the bare minimum, but we keep them in trios commonly... since they are dither fish, we think about this rarely. I still think the combo does work quite often and many live out their lives along side oscars happily, but I think when considering any tank mate you should consider the welfare of both sides.

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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Jon M » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:51 pm

Silver Dollar - I've always had great success housing SD with my O. I will say you need to get them at a considerable size though. I know sometimes chain lfs like Petsmart have their 1$ sale and usually have a ton of nickel sized SD. I've had quite a few eaten at this size by a juvenile 7" TL max O. Just made sure they are at least between quarter and silver dollar size and they are the perfect tank mate. I kept my school 13 deep. I find the more in the school the better they look and flow in the tank. Very fun fish all around.

Tinfoil Barb - Another great tankmate I've had success with. Very docile and unaggressive. They are fast so they move out of the way, and are also garbage disposals. Great thing about the Oscar TFB combo is TFB will eat anything and everything left on the substrate or floating in the water. Whether it be leftover food, or even feces with undigested nutrients (yuck!) they WILL eat it which is great since O are notorious for being messy. When I had my old pair in my O tank the substrate was always 100% clean. (sand)

Convict/Firemouth - I've kept FM and Pink Con with my O no problem. Only issues I did have was my O, 7-8" at the time, randomly tried eating my FM during a feeding one morning. Now this FM simply could not fit in my O's mouth, BUT half of him could. :lol: So I spooked him out of my O's mouth, housed him in another 95g for a few months and let him heal up and grow bigger. After reintroducing him to the tank my O never bothered him. I don't know if this was an isolated oops bite while feeding and hitting the surface but I can say make sure they are big enough to be with your O. The old saying "they'll eat whatever fits in there mouth" sort of went above and beyond here. It was quite impossible for him to eat my FM but that didn't stop him from getting half the FMs face down his mouth and doing significant, permanent damage around my FM's mouth area with his pharyngeal teeth I assume.

Mono Pbass - Work wonderful. Not much I can say. They leave each other alone. Never had any problems. Not the common tankmate for O though since not many people have a tank large enough to house them.

Clown Knife - These guys still more to the hiding spots and come out at night. At least mine did. That being said he was a fine tank mate. The O never really bothered him and the Clown Knife just stuck to shadows coming out occasionally during the day, and always popped pellets off the bottom of the tank instead of coming up to eat during feeding. Now mine was 7" roughly so these are opinions based on my experience of housing with a juvenile CK and not a full grown much larger specimen.

Giant Danio - Love these guys, but never worked for me. You'd think they would be fast enough to evade the O from turning into a snack. They are fast, but when lights went out my 14 deep school of GD would go right to the surface of the water and do laps around the surface till lights came back on. It was when lights were out and they did surface laps that my O would do the slow float up behind you and turn them into breakfast burritos. I inevitably had to rehouse them once they continued to slowly disappear. Their narrow torpedo like body makes them ideal for an O snack, and they grow quite slow compared to an O quite fast growth making it anything but ideal for them being tankmates.

Jack Dempsey - I had a JD housed with my O from when they were both 2-3" TL to the O being about 7" and the JD being about 5". Once they hit this size my JD (male) would constantly terrorize my O. This was in a 125g tank with plenty of territorial room. He would constantly bully him at the surface and my O would do the side ways submit. From this bullying my O would constantly have missing scales and bruises. I had to rehouse the JD. After doing so my O healed great and never had any bruises or missing scales again. The JD was simply too aggressive for my O, but I've heard of several success stories with housing these two. Certainly didn't work for me and I don't think I'd bother with this combo again.

Clown Loach - They look very cool and stay to the hiding spots and bottom column of the water. Unfortunately, very similar to the GD, they are the ideal shape for a quick snack, AND grow very slow to the O's very fast growth. Same exact scenario as the GD. Lights out, O made snacks of them. Had to rehouse them again. If you buy them at a decently large size you should be fine but these guys are being popular in the hobby and prices on large guys are inflating by the day. IMO Worth it if you have some large ones or can take the time (years) to grow them out.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Kmuda » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:35 pm

I need to add Clown Loaches to my "unacceptable list". These fish do not make good Oscar Tank Mates for the same reason catfish do not. Clown Loaches have spines below their eyes that can be extended in self defense. These spins, like the spiny pectorial fins of catfish, have a tendency to become lodged in an Oscar's throat or gills.

Something I left off my comments about catfish. Investigations of the stomach contents of wild Oscars identify that small catfish are their primary fish prey. Keep that in mind.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby maryann » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:23 pm

we began the 210g tank with 2 Lutino oscars, a Jack Dempsey and a Pleco

aggression was an issue
ESPECIALLY when the Lutinos went to layin eggs!

put 3 TinFoil Barbs in there to break up the action and they did...enough room so Jack could hide on "his" side of the tank and the Oscars on their side...and the Pleco cat had a "garage" he could slide into and hide under some well placed rocks

Jack eventually got some sort of sickness and died
the Pleco was fine one day, swimmin along in the evening and we watched him...next morning he was layin on his side on the bottom. dead. odd.

Lutinos went back to being bossy so they got moved to the 92g tank and the little reds got moved over

everyone had been doing fine ..for about a year or so ...until recently.

the TinFoil Barbs have been excellent with the Oscars
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Jon M » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:47 pm

Kmuda wrote:I need to add Clown Loaches to my "unacceptable list". These fish do not make good Oscar Tank Mates for the same reason catfish do not. Clown Loaches have spines below their eyes that can be extended in self defense. These spins, like the spiny pectorial fins of catfish, have a tendency to become lodged in an Oscar's throat or gills.

Something I left off my comments about catfish. Investigations of the stomach contents of wild Oscars identify that small catfish are their primary fish prey. Keep that in mind.


Rocky avoided any mishaps and definitely downed 2-3 CL before I removed the whole shoal. I definitely agree with adding them to unacceptable though unless they are 6"+ and FAT which as I mentioned in my other post is quite an expensive fish in the hobby atm at that size.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby sprout » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:50 pm

I whole heartedly agree on the 'pleco+poop factory' I don't like them and don't own any. I do disagree a little on the all other catfish category though. I have a striped raphael catfish who has lived with a succession of oscars, with never a problem. he is roughly 6" long and at least 10 years old. He is rarely seen and the oscars completely ignore him. He was about 3" long when I got him and lived in the 29g guppy tank at first.

I have had the oscar and male convict combo. It worked great and they were a fantastic pair. They even tried to breed.......Dancer would lay eggs and Jac would try to fertilize them...... I had a school of red tailed barbs that was working out well until i had to break down the 150g for a few months. But you need enough room for those guys, they are fast and active. I had limitted success with blackskirt tetra's, once Paul got to about 6" the tetra's were snacks. Macy the turquoise severum is doing just fine. No problems at all and aggression is very limited.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Jon M » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:23 pm

sprout wrote:I do disagree a little on the all other catfish category though. I have a striped raphael catfish who has lived with a succession of oscars, with never a problem. he is roughly 6" long and at least 10 years old.


And there is definitely the occurrence that goes against all typical scenarios, but 6" and 10 years old he definitely must be pretty large/fat. Do you really think your O could make him a snack at his size?
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Kmuda » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:36 pm

As for the mention of tin foil barbs (and Bala Sharks, whenever they come up in the discussion), just be aware these are schooling fish that reach 10" - 12". To maintain a school of these large fast swimming torpedoes with fins requires a very large tank. For that reason, they are pretty much on my "unacceptable list" as well.

But if you have an appropriate tank, then yes, these would be good tank mates.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby ~RuSh~ » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:08 pm

Jon M wrote:
sprout wrote:I do disagree a little on the all other catfish category though. I have a striped raphael catfish who has lived with a succession of oscars, with never a problem. he is roughly 6" long and at least 10 years old.


And there is definitely the occurrence that goes against all typical scenarios, but 6" and 10 years old he definitely must be pretty large/fat. Do you really think your O could make him a snack at his size?



I agree with Sprout. I think that Raphaels are a good fit provided they have a good hiding spot or comfort zone. Raphaels aren't like Pimelodids, they have a very tough spiny exterior that deters even oscars from trying to eat them. I've kept my oscar Gizmo with several pims, spotted pictus, and 4 lines, and he ate them both... the one raphael that I had he never paid attention to. I don't think he saw it as a meal... they just don't look appetizing. :lol:

Not to mention, Striped raphs can get quite large. My brothers raph is about 9 inches and it's belly is about the size of two golf balls. It's a monster. Not even Gizmo could get his mouth around that!
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby sprout » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:56 pm

My Raph is probably as big around as a golf ball. And I measured him yesterday, he is a little longer than I thought, he is 7" TL. It is very rare he swims out in plain sight, he usually only shows himself when i am moving his log to clean it.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Ahab's Foot » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:41 pm

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I think SDs need a 6' tank, preferably not in the living room or high traffic area. Avoid the Red Hook and Black Stripe varieties. They get HUGE.

My Filament Barbs are 5"+. They're not supposed to get over 6". The JD, allegedly an ambush predator, leaves them alone. Would these entertaining and attractive dithers work with an Oscar? They're crazy fast. It's definitely worth a shot. I'd keep a nightlight in the room to deter the Oscar from late night snacks.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Whiplash4ever » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:29 pm

South American Species

1 Albino Red Oscar Astronotus ocellatus
5 Silver Dollars Metynnis argenteus
1 Jaguar catfish Liosomadoras oncinus
1 No Common Name Catfish Pimelodella Gracilis
1 Three Beacon Plecostomus Leporacanthicus triactis L091

Central American Species

1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Cichlasoma octofasciatum
1 Managuense Herichthys Managuensis
2 Convict cichlids Amatitlania nigrofasciata


Well, as you know, my water out of the tap does not allow me to keep Oscars due to high nitrates. However, before I grew a brain and tested the water out of the tap rather than once it was in the tank, I did have one Albino Red Oscar (Hellboy). I kept him in there with a Managuense (Wolverine) and although they did go nose to nose on occasion, they rarely got into anything heated. I also tried an Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Beast) but he died before he made it out of the juvie stage. The only other aggressive cichlids were a mated pair of Convict cichlids (Gambit and Rogue). Other than that, I had 5 Silver Dollars (The Fantastic Four & The Silver Surfer) for movement and three cats. A Jaguar catfish (Sabertooth), a Pimelodella Gracilis (Venom) and a Three Beacon Plecostomus (Nightcrawler).

I was really happy with this combination of fish. Everyone got long great. None of the horror stories I had read and heard about had come to fruition. The only reason I didn't continue with it was because the tank broke for no apparent reason, and I had to make an emergency trip to the LPS to turn them in (at that time, I just had the one tank up and running). It took me a couple weeks to get the new tank, and even longer to get the new tank cycled. By the time everything was ready to role, the fish were sold and I had to start over. Because the Oscar was starting to show signs of HITH, I declined going with another O the next time around and I went with small fish instead. One of these "Small" fish was a pinky sized Orange Pike Cichlid (nice research Bryan, real nice) who pretty much gobbled up everything in there minus a couple Angels, a Rainbow Shark and about 14 Convict fry (the original two had successfully bred and these leftovers were the ones I found in the Sump, after rushing the rest to the LPS). Now I have that same Pike, along with a Jack Dempsey. I turned in 12 of the now full grown surviving Convict fry, leaving me two. It appears that was a mistake however, because without all the fish in there, the Dempsey has become a major pain in the butt. VERY aggressive. I wouldn't try keeping that species with an Oscar based on this experience. He beat up my new Managuense to the point that it had to be moved to my hospital tank, and then went after the male Convict and beat him up to the point I had to set up ANOTHER hospital tank and move him into it.

Now, in addition to the 210, I have a 75 gallon for smaller South and Central American fish with the exception of two Severums, one Redhead and one Green. They are starting to get aggressive and several small fish have been killed and or outright eaten, so I'm thinking of moving them, but I'm most likely gonna have to re-home the Dempsey before I try that. So much for the Sev being the kinder gentler Cichlid - lol

I got to go with Sprout here KDog. The Two Cats I chose worked out great. The Jaguar catfish was absolutely beautiful and was not expected to grow much beyond 10" so not one of the monsters that people regularly try to house with the Oscar. The Pimelodella Gracilis wasn't nearly as pretty, but he at least came out during the day. He was not expected to grow beyond 8" so he too was big enough not to become a meal but not become a monster. There are Cats out there that will work KDog ;)


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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Kmuda » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:00 pm

Whiplash4ever wrote:There are Cats out there that will work KDog ;)


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Only if they are too large to be considered as food and don't grow so large to overstock the tank. If the Oscar can eat them, it will, and all catfish I am aware of have spiny pectoral fins. So I stand by my assertion.... as a general statement.

And it's not "grow large enough to be considered as food". It's THEY ARE LARGE ENOUGH NOW to not be considered as food.

And it's not "THEY ARE NOT TOO BIG NOW"... it's THEY WILL NEVER BE TOO BIG.

So we have to hit the Goldilocks zone with a limited number of select species to even be a consideration.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Whiplash4ever » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:20 pm

Kmuda wrote:
Whiplash4ever wrote:There are Cats out there that will work KDog ;)


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Only if they are too large to be considered as food and don't grow so large to overstock the tank. If the Oscar can eat them, it will, and all catfish I am aware of have spiny pectoral fins. So I stand by my assertion.... as a general statement.

And it's not "grow large enough to be considered as food". It's THEY ARE LARGE ENOUGH NOW to not be considered as food.

And it's not "THEY ARE NOT TOO BIG NOW"... it's THEY WILL NEVER BE TOO BIG.

So we have to hit the Goldilocks zone with a limited number of select species to even be a consideration.


I'm kind of tired, so it's possible that I'm misreading what you wrote, but is that even English? LMAO

Yes, both of mine had spiny pectoral and dorsal fins, but it never hampered any of the other inhabitants. They did all grow up together, not that has much to do with anything, but at least they were always close to the same size, meaning they could never feed on each other. Like I said, one was supposed to max out at about 8 inches and the other at just less than 10 inches (according to PlanetCatfish) so, in my 210, I believe I was pretty close to being at the optimum stocking level without having to worry about one trying to eat the other. You ARE correct in that most catfish are either far to small to consider putting in with an Oscar, and the most of the rest grow way WAY to big for the average fish keepers accommodations. However, IIIFFF you ever do decide to try a Cat, I STRONGLY recommend the Liosomadoras oncinus. They are freakin phenomenal dude.


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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Kmuda » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:29 pm

Whiplash4ever wrote:I'm kind of tired, so it's possible that I'm misreading what you wrote, but is that even English? LMAO


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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Ahab's Foot » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:18 am

Necessary conditions:

1) the tankmate will be too big, when full grown, to be eaten by an Oscar. (And the temptation won't put an O at mortal risk).
2) it won't overwhelm the bioload of the tank.
3) it won't clobber the Oscar.

ALL 3 have to obtain before a fish can be considered a good tankmate. Lots of fish meet two of the conditions, but not three.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby ~RuSh~ » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:36 am

Whiplash4ever wrote:I'm kind of tired, so it's possible that I'm misreading what you wrote, but is that even English? LMAO


Lol, I'm on this boat. :lol:

No, I get what you are saying Kmuda, and you are correct. Timing and growth rate play a huge part in mixing oscars with catfish and any potential tankmates really - but as you stated, the danger is the pectoral bones in catfish. Eating a 3 inch firemouth isn't going to hurt an oscar, but a 3 inch pictus cat - that's a different story.

That being said, I do think you are painting with a broad brush. Not all catfish are terrible choices - some are worse than others yes but just like mixing oscars with other cichlids with some research it can be done. Take the Black bullhead for example. When it is small yes it's a potential meal for say a young adult oscar, but as soon as the cat hits 6 inches or so (which it will reach rapidly) it is pretty much impossible to eat even for the largest of oscars. The same goes for the Striped raphael catfish among many others (that are not suitable for the typical home aquarium - RTC, TSN, Sailfin Marbled Pim, Clarias cat, etc, etc). The Featherfin synodontis is a catfish I also want to mention... it doesn't really think or act like a catfish. I think that they believe they are cichlids - the last one I had got into squabbles with my convicts and firemouths routinely and acted like a cichlid. This behavior I think increases their chances of survival. Not that a super determined oscar can't eat them - but if your oscar is one of those then he may have to be kept with only the largest of tank mates.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Kmuda » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:55 pm

A recent google search that brought someone to this site....

"oscar tried to eat raphael catfish"

Nuff said.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby LindaD » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:59 pm

That was probably me. LMAO I was searching..

My Raphs came in and they are not striped Raphs, not 100% sure what they are, lol.. so they won't be going into my oscar tank anyway.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby ~RuSh~ » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:09 pm

Kmuda wrote:A recent google search that brought someone to this site....

"oscar tried to eat raphael catfish"

Nuff said.



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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby voodoomagicboas » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:43 pm

Hey, everyone!

Still here and researching!

My wife and I went to the LFS and she really liked anything that was labeled a "shark" (not a real one of course.) They all seemed to be in the same family as they looked like some variation of Bala shark.

Are there any that would make a good tank mate for an O?

Someone said Bala sharks would be okay with a big tank. How big of a tank?
We’re rearranging our house and think we can commit to a 125 with only one Oscar and some tankmates. Would any kind of shark work with that?

Also, how do you research these “sharks?” Whenever I try to look one up online, I get links to real sharks.
The one she liked most wasn’t the Bala (though she liked that one, too) and I’m trying to find out what it is.

I’ve seen a few lists of recommended tank mates, but none of them really appeal.

Thanks as always!
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby ~RuSh~ » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:08 pm

The big drawback about bala sharks is their size. They get very big, and do best in a group. 3-5 is best with more being better. A 180g tank is what you should be shooting for to house bala sharks along with an oscar.

Keep in mind bala sharks can be quite sensitive. I wouldn't consider them quite as hardy as tinfoil barbs but they do get just as large. They also can grow quite fast, not as fast as an oscar, but they will put on size fairly quickly if you can get them on a good quality food. I like bala sharks. I think that they are very attractive and definitely under-rated. A few more things to keep in mind: 1)Once these fish get over a foot long you may have some difficulty getting rid of them should you decide they are not working for you. Fish stores won't always take them or they simply may not have room for 3-4 foot long fish. 2) While they are small bala sharks may appear quick and agile, but as they get larger some of that quickness is lost. This makes them very vulnerable to smaller fin nippers. So mixing say a female Salvini cichlid along with your bala sharks will probably not work. Even Firemouths and Convicts will take cheap shots at larger schooling fish. This can stress them out and make them super skittish.

If you want to do bala sharks for sure, I'd recommend the 180g, 3-4 bala sharks and one oscar. If you decide you want other fish, be sure they are peaceful i.e. silver dollars, or other schooling type fish - of course at adulthood the oscar and 4 bala sharks will be plenty stocked. :lthumb:

Other sharks: Irridescent sharks, Columbian sharks, Redtailed Black shark, Rainbow shark... that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby voodoomagicboas » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:58 am

Thanks, Rush!
That really helps!
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Re: Oscar Tank Mates

Postby Ahab's Foot » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:01 am

Other sharks: Irridescent sharks, Columbian sharks, Redtailed Black shark, Rainbow shark... that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

You don't want Hammerheads or Great Whites.
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