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Happy Family: Photos of my newly setup tank – Parrots/Oscar/Shark/Angel Fish

Hi All,
I have setup a new tank of size 60X24X18 LXHXW and I have 4 parrots of size (~3-4 inches), 2 Oscars (~5 inches), 2 Shark (~10 Inches) and 2 Angel cat fish. All are living happily and just wanted to share their pictures to you all. I request you all to look into this and provide your valuable feedback or comment on the same.

Please, Please, Please comment on my love ones!!!!!!!

Thanks,
KN

Fish Tank:
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Parrot Fish:
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Oscar Fish:
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Black Shark:
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I think your gravel needs to be deeper, about 2" deep,to help with the bio load(even though I can see your filter in there,) and just as importantly, to enable the parrots to have a good dig (phycologically essential for parrots) also I would add a few more hiding places that the Oscars cant fit into, although it looks nice as it is,spacious not cluttered, I wouldn't recommend oscars with parrots, oscars are aggressive fish, agreed? parrots cant defend themselves as they have no teeth, right? so even though they are ok now, they are approaching full size and behaviour changes, I have owned oscars myself, my friend had a Oscar who killed her parrot overnight without warning, watch carefully and give it some thought before its a problem,but all your fish look wonderful, the tank is very nice, are all those plants real?,they look real ,it cant be a backdrop can it, what a very nice variation of colour,

Hi, Tanks for your reply. I am planning to add few hiding places for Parrots. Earlier I thought, I will get something bigger hiding place so that all the fishes can use it… But you are suggesting to go for smaller ones so that only parrot can fit inside that (not even Oscar)… So I will make the arrangements accordingly… any specific reason why you are suggesting for smaller hiding places?

My total tank capacity is about 100 gallons... after 5-6 months, I am planning to move out Sharks to different tank and also planning to put a partition and separate out Parrots and Oscars… but I can’t get bigger tank than this… Hope this will work out well….

Again thanks for your comments and suggestions!

Thansk,
KN
All the plants what you see is not real… Surprised? Actually I tried having similar real setup in my tank but parrots don’t like them… they used to pluck out all the plants and then I decided to have dummy one…

My biggest concern would be that this tank is going to be so crowded fwhen these fish get bigger and they get bigger fast. What is the gallon capacity of your tank?

Tank capacity is 95 gallons.

I'd say you have about 6 months to a year before you need to move the oscars into their own tank, minimum 90 gallon, probably over 100 to be comfortable. The angels can be a problem also, but see how it goes.

I think the sharks can get up to 2ft also, can't they? What kind of sharks are they?

They are called tropical black shark and you are right, they can get bigger up to 2ft. My plan is to move them into seperate tank. Will it be fine?

My total tank capacity is about 100 gallons... after few months, say about 6 months later, I am planning to move out Sharks to different tank. Also I am planning to put a partition and separate out Parrots and Oscars… but I can’t get bigger tank than this… So somehow I need to manage with this tank only… what you suggest?

Hi, Tanks for your reply. I am planning to add few hiding places for Parrots. Earlier I thought, I will get something bigger hiding place so that all the fishes can use it… But you are suggesting to go for smaller ones so that only parrot can fit inside that (not even Oscar)… So I will make the arrangements accordingly… any specific reason why you are suggesting for smaller hiding places?

My total tank capacity is about 100 gallons... after 5-6 months, I am planning to move out Sharks to different tank and also planning to put a partition and separate out Parrots and Oscars… but I can’t get bigger tank than this… Hope this will work out well….

All the plants what you see is not real… Surprised? Actually I tried having similar real setup in my tank but parrots don’t like them… they used to pluck out all the plants and then I decided to have dummy one…

Again thanks for yoy comments and suggestions.

Thanks,
KN

Its a good thing that you plan to separate the Oscars and parrots, apart from the fact that African and new world cichlids shouldn't be mixed (in general), I think that your Oscars could easily kill your parrots,as I said before, Oscars are aggressive and parrots cant defend themselves against them, I agreed that the sharks will be better off in their own home too, the reason for getting several small hiding places rather than one big one is that parrots are territorial and need to have a place to call their own, if you put one big one in, there will be nothing but fights and squabbles over it, also they will provide a hiding place for the parrots if they need to get away from the Oscars (the Oscars don't need a place to hide--from anything) and yes, I think your backdrop looks really nice, and its not that parrots don't like plants, its just that they love to dig them up and to have a open view of any predators that may be about

oscars are south american cichlids. they can hurt each other and or the parrots. they are normally considered semi aggressive for cichlids, but i have seen big oscars fight and take some serious damage. if you happened to get a mean one, it could end badly for your parrots. try it, but be ready to move either the parrots or the oscars if you have problems.

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