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I have a Longfin Albino Oscar and 3 pictus catfish in quarenteen while I cycle their 75 gallon tank. What would be a good mid swimming tank mate that would go well with the Oscar if any. Right now he's only 2" so want to introduce him early. Got a local breeder of Polar Blue Parrots, would 1 of those work?

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I really like silver dollars. They are simply a "big" fish.

The number one thing to consider when getting oscar tank mates is "will my oscar eat this". If the fish fits in the oscars mouth, its going in the oscars mouth.

So here are a few of my favorite oscar tankmates:

  • Severums
  • Silver Dollar
  • Adudlt Clown Loaches (dont get the babies and let the oscar and the baby clown loaches grow up together. The clown loaches are a slow grower meaning that the oscar will reach the size where he can eat the loaches, before the loaches get big enough where he cant)
  • Geophagous
  • Blood Parrot
  • Bichir

Heres a video where I would suggest also:


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