Freshwater question

Discussion in 'General Freshwater Information' started by david, Nov 14, 2003.

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  1. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Hey can you use southdown in a freshwater tank mainly for oscars? Also what's thier natural habitat like? What are good fish to keep with oscars? That won't get eaten I have a pleco in there with him now?
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    D.
     
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  3. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Sorry I posted this in the wrong spot matt I was on my way out to see kill bill! Great movie I recommend it highly!
    Yeah I have a 30 gal my wife had before we got together I have never tested it for anything she takes care of it solely and tells me not to muck with it. But recently one of the oscars made a suicide jump and the one thats left looks sad so I told her we could redo the tank like his natual habitat she asked about using sand and I have no clue about that so any help would be great!! ;D
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    No prob man.
    If you are looking for a natural habitat for Oscars, I don't think Southdown fits that description. That said, I don't know much about their natural habitat, but I bet you could learn by searching the net. As for compatible fish, I wouldn't have anything that could fit in their mouth, they are garbage disposals! Eating machines!!

    Make sure you have a nice filter.

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    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Great site had all I needed thanx Scuba!!!!! ;D
    The tank is good now looks just like it should!
     
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    Glad to be of some help ::)
    put up a photo or two when you can [smiley=thumbs_up.gif]
     
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    karlas Fire Goby

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    ive seen some oscars with the wood brances int he tank and it looked pretty neat. i would say to keep it a oscar only tank but thats just my opinion. i used to have an albino tiger oscar (no pic :-[ available)
    after looking at that article they [glow=red, 2, 300]LOVE[/glow]crayfish i know mine did. i would catch them when trout fishing he would shred them apart. also he enjoyed a nightcrawler as a treat. he also had a thing for the cats paws when he would try to catch em used to scare the cat pretty good [smiley=laugh6.gif]