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young beginner needing advise 3 weeks 4 days ago #71153

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i have 2 tiger oscars that are brand new and i have a 10 gal setup. the reason for this is the woman that helped me buy the fish said the 10 gal will be perfect not knowing anything about the fish and after heavy research i obviously messed up and cant afford a larger tank what can i do ? any help would be great
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young beginner needing advise 3 weeks 4 days ago #71154

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The only advice that can be given is to return your 2 Oscars to the place of purchase. If this is truly the case you would be heading for a disaster. Maybe some guppies or gouramis would be a better choice.
150 gallon 2x Tiger Oscars
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young beginner needing advise 3 weeks 4 days ago #71155

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I agree.
Unless you have the resources to buy a 120g tank and the associated filtration, return the Oscars.
Even if you bought a suitable setup today, it would likely take a month or so to fully cycle, and if the fish survive that it would impact them permanently.

It's good that you recognize your mistake.
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6 ft 220g - Tiger O, Chocolate, Rotkeil Severum
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young beginner needing advise 3 weeks 4 days ago #71156

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Things add up very fast. Even if you get most stuff used from tank, filter, lid, stand, heater you mostly don't get under 300 to 400 bucks for a propper tank and not scratching with anything to the bare minimum recommendations.
But this is also just the start. A big tank also has big maintaince costs, needs more electricity and Oscars are very maintaince intensive fish so you can stay on a 150 G tank with 2 Oscars and maybe some side stock you will need around 400 to 500 Gallons of heated water for water changes that will add up to your bill.

If you struggle right now with the bare minimums this hobby in this Dimensions is right now not yours and you should return the fishes than you will not be able to keep them for long. Maybe a couple of weeks maybe max 1.5 to 2 months before things get ugly.

A 10 G an also be very nice and for an beginner you may should try out on something smaller before you may invest in the Future for an larger project.
We need to stop talking about the people as if they were the crown of creation.
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young beginner needing advise 3 weeks 3 days ago #71158

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a dwarf gaurami is perfect for a 10 G and has many of the same traits you like in oscars
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