Oscars are popular freshwater species of fish, well known for large size and their dog-like personalities. keeping Oscars in home aquarium is indeed very joyful but providing them with proper tank setup is also very important to let them thrive in a perfect living conditions.
So, you should try to set up a tank similar to their natural habitat for their full healthy life. Learning some points will help you setting up a perfect tank for your fish.
Oscars generally do not get stressed or feel lonely if kept alone in a tank as they can live happily on their own. Also, because of their large size, they need sufficient large tank space to do well.
Still, you can buy tank mates for your fish but you have to take care of things while you do this like buy a fish that is shy, timid, bottom-dwelling and larger than Oscar’s mouth in size. Oscar tank mates may be catfish, Firemouth cichlids, Silver Dollar fish and blue acara.
Right tank conditions ensures happy and healthy fish you always want to see. So, cultivate your fish with perfect living conditions in the aquarium water tank.
Temperature should be between 77Â° and 80Â°F and pH level between 6 and 7.5 is perfect. Oscars are habituated to rearrange their tanks.
So, decorations size should be large enough so that fish can’t move them. Heating is also very important in Oscar tank. Since Oscars are tropical fish, they need warm water. Therefore, your Oscar fish tank should have a good quality aquarium heater.
Oscars grow up to 10 inches and a 50-gallon aquarium will prove to be very small for 2 adult fish at this size. Keeping Oscar fish for a very long time will mean, providing them with enough large living space to thrive in as they grow large, very quickly crossing your assumptions.
Let your Oscar fish enjoy their natural dim and murky environment with aquarium lighting. You also need lighting for live plants in the water tank.