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Old 08-24-2003, 08:46 PM   #11
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The reason your oscar never got any bigger is that you stunted their growth keeping them in such a small tank. That is the same reason that goldfish in bowls stay small even though they can grow to 1.5 feet in length.
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:15 AM   #12
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yea.... for some reason the firemouth is totally shy... he comes out when im not around... i figure he will open up later on
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Putting an Oscar in a 10 gall tank is like putting putting a guppy in a match box. The reason it only got to 5" was probabley the aquarium it was in. I have just recently got rid of two Ocsars The first one a marble Oscar was 13" and the Tiger Oscar was 14". They spent most of there time in a 150 gallon tank (uk Gallons ) and grew very quickly.
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Yea my buddies oscar is about 14" now... I have been over at his place taking care of the guy...
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:24 PM   #15
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Gez, you guys are being pretty hard on the guy......Its great you are able to have a 150 gallon tank but a lot of people are not able to do that. It's ok to stunt the growth of goldfish but not oscars? Where do you draw the line? or do you go around and call all the little kids that have goldfish bowls ignorant because that fish could really get to be 1.5 feet but they aren't letting it.
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the little kids are not ignorent, but the parents are the ignorent ones. imo
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