This section deals with all aspects of the 'newbie' cichlid aquarist. For questions about tanks, water parameters, food, types of cichlids, and what other fish can be kept with them.
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I have been gifted a bunch of American cichlids such as 1 Jack Dempsey, 2 firemouth, 1 blue acara, 1 chocolate cichlids and I have 9 silver dollars. All fish are small and the same size but I originally wanted a Oscar so what are people’s thiughts about getting a small Oscar probably smaller than the rest of the fish in a 260L tank with a lot of hiding spots ?? Cheers
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An oscar will grow, if kept decently to 18 cm in a year. It wil lreach 30 cm in 3 years, and your tank is far, far too small for that kind of monsters.
So please, don't do that
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If you feed it well it’ll reach a foot in a year, so definitely needs a big tank.
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I feel like your tank is a bit small for such species considering the fact that it seems already crowded with the existing fish on the tank.