Oscars And Malawian Cichlids
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:25 AM
I wouldnt mind getting a red oscar but i already have a nice collection of cichlids.
Would it be ok to get a very small oscar and hope he grows up to play well with the existing fish?
2x Electric Yellows.
2x Dragon Bloods.
2x Fire Birds.
2x Bumble Bees.
1x Neon Spot.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:26 AM
Doesn't matter how small it is it will eventually eat what ever will fit in its mouth
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:42 AM
Fully agree but if u go with larger guys or aggressive guys u might be ok and it all depends on the Oscar to if u have a sissy like my guy who gets beat up buy 3 cm convicts lol you might be ok but all u can do is give it a go if it doesn't work have a back up plan
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:58 AM
Oscars are very prone to hole in the head and do much better in softer water. Also a lot of africans nip fins and after a while the Oscars find will look crap and he won't appreciate it.
So I wouldn't keep them together that's my opinion.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:40 AM
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:23 PM
the yellows swim with him and they get on well if i was to take them out the tank my oscar puts on an attitude and gets really grumpy
IMO you wont know the outcome until you try it out
Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:51 PM
I have keeped my guys in a ph between 7-8 for years now and this is a good range for these guys I have heard people using it for diskes but not for oscars, but wow in some places u might Need one if your water is not in this range
Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:53 PM
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:28 PM
give it a go, see what happens, best way i suppose
Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:06 AM
The two types of fish are not a good mix. You might "get away with it" but what would be the point of that? A good display? Not really.
If you like your malawis and you like oscars, don't mess around, get another tank and do it properly.
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