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Discussion in 'Online Retailers' started by ceci, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. ceci

    ceci New Member

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    So... I'm trying to get an Oscar that's not from Walmart any recommendations for a online provider?


    live in gorgia

     
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    live aquaria or wetspot are two I have bought from...shipping , though, is quite expensive
     
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    Do you have a big tank set up for them?
     
  4. ceci

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    yes, i have a 50 gallon
     
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    I may not be getting one, as my rainbow shark is starting to outgrow her tank. but should I change it to the 20 gallon, I don't want to upset them, or make it sick if my water is bad. i'm also worried that it would attack the other fish.

    ( other fish include: plecostamous, and 2 platies)
     
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    trash.binh91 Fish Fanatic

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    Wait. Can we have a full list of fish and the full amount of tanks you have, statin which fish are in which tank?
     
  7. ceci

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    sure, I have 1 20 gallon with 2 platies and one plecostamous, a 5 gallon with my rainbow shark, and a 3 gallon for my betta fish.

    my rainbow shark was quite small but is now getting very large.
     
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    trash.binh91 Fish Fanatic

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    Ok, your 20 gallon. Platies are fine, though what kind of pleco do you have? Yes, move the rainbow to a tank at LEAST 45 gallons, so your 50 is a good match. So, it does not look like you will have a big enough tank for an Oscar.
     
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    k thanks
     
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    trash.binh91 Fish Fanatic

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    What species of Plecostomus do you have?
     
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    i'm not sure i just got it from Walmart, and all it said was Plecostomus.
     
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    That is probably a common pleco, they will grow to 2 feet, and need massive tanks! You've got a problem ahead of you...
     
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    When he starts to out grow the tank I will just put him in a bigger one, but can my rainbow be put with the platies and llevo fir now till I get my 50 up and running safely
     
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    No, you cannot just "wait till he grows out" in this case. Plecos grow disturbingly fast, and you will need at least a 150 gallon tank. It's either, you put him in a big enough tank now or you rehome him to a person who can take care of him. Sorry if this was blunt, but plecos are one of the most misunderstood animals in the pet world.
     

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