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Nathan1989

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I have a 13inch male butterkofferi added to my 5 ft tank which has a 10 inch wild caught oscar in it along with silver dollars. The butti is showing no signs of agression but the oscar is being a pain. The butti is twice the width and twice as tall is this a matter of the butti just getting used to the set up as the oscar has been established in the tank since 3 inches.
 

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I have a 13inch male butterkofferi added to my 5 ft tank which has a 10 inch wild caught oscar in it along with silver dollars. The butti is showing no signs of agression but the oscar is being a pain. The butti is twice the width and twice as tall is this a matter of the butti just getting used to the set up as the oscar has been established in the tank since 3 inches.
It's a matter of time that will change when the Butti settles in. The Oscar will be in harms way if the Butti gets aggressive.
 

lp85253

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I have a 13inch male butterkofferi added to my 5 ft tank which has a 10 inch wild caught oscar in it along with silver dollars. The butti is showing no signs of agression but the oscar is being a pain. The butti is twice the width and twice as tall is this a matter of the butti just getting used to the set up as the oscar has been established in the tank since 3 inches.
be ready to move the butti out.. imo those 2 fish in a 5 ft tank is a time bomb...i hate to be the bearer of future bad news.. you want something that will work , try sevs, eartheaters or acara's.. even a gt *might* work...
 

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I have a 13inch male butterkofferi added to my 5 ft tank which has a 10 inch wild caught oscar in it along with silver dollars. The butti is showing no signs of agression but the oscar is being a pain. The butti is twice the width and twice as tall is this a matter of the butti just getting used to the set up as the oscar has been established in the tank since 3 inches.
You probably need to decide if you want a single buttikoferi or the fish you already have. The butti will kill the other fish at some point. That’s about as certain as death n taxes
 

Nathan1989

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You guys were bang on they got on for a week but woke up this morning the butti has redecorated the tank and given the the oscar a good beating 😔 I was hoping they would get along but deep down I knew the outcome

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