The guards of the dawn
Astronotus Ocellatus (commonly known as Oscars) are beautiful fish that, to be honest, are so impressive to watch, that could transform every tank into a masterpiece, even if the aquarium is empty! But their big sizes and their attitude (they really are "bad guys!) makes very difficult to create something "artistic". That's why I made this aquarium, because it was almost impossible to do it !
Tank : cm. 155 X 85 X 60
Temperature : 26° C.
Lights : 2 HQI suspended lamp 150 Watt
Mechanical parts: Biological filter of 100 lt., 3 pump 1000 lt/h, 6 heater 300 Watt.
Plants: Anubias spec., Microsorium spec., Nymphaea var. Panama Pacific
Animals : 2 Astronotus Ocellatus, 2 Hipostomus plecustomus
Chemistry : KH= 3, pH= 6.8, GH= 6, NO2= 0, NO3= 0-10.0
Water change: every 3 weeks, 1/3 of the total.
Notes: the brown-red female (in the picture behind the albino male) hates me to death! Anytime I have to work inside the tank, she bites me like a shark! And she's becoming more evil as the time passes! Sooner or later I'll fry her for dinner!!!