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How long will it take my oscar to get full grown?

Postby Albinoscar89 » Mon May 22, 2006 10:21 pm

Hey,
I have an albino oscar that is about three inches and growing quickly. It is in a 55 gallon with nothing else... Is there any way to guess how long it will take for it to become full grown.. I feed it mainly cichlid pellets and do 20-30 % water changes weekly. I heard it takes about a year, but wasn't sure.
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Postby OscarDempsey » Mon May 22, 2006 10:33 pm

it can take as long as it takes. it depends on water quality and diet and water changes and space. in a 55gal. by his self it will probably take about a year and a half. (remember a oscar full length is about a foot or alittle longer)
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Postby tomiosis » Mon May 22, 2006 10:34 pm

I'd say closer to 2 years, as they tend to slow down a bit once they reach a semi mature size.
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Postby OscarDempsey » Mon May 22, 2006 10:55 pm

not mine he is about 12 TL and 10 SLhe is only 1 1/2 years old.
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Postby tomiosis » Mon May 22, 2006 11:14 pm

cool, he may get eaven bigger over the next six months.
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Postby Doc Bottom » Tue May 23, 2006 12:07 am

Mine was an inch long when I got him. He was about 9 1/2 inches two years later. He's now nine years old and is 12 1/4 inches. That growth happened almost unnoticably slowly.

I guess he's small?
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Postby Beano » Tue May 23, 2006 1:12 am

I guess it depends on your O's genes? Some of them go slower. Some of them get freakishly huge...
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Postby sandtiger » Tue May 23, 2006 4:02 pm

I depends on genetics, diet and water maintainance. They reach breeding age within a year and within that year they grow very fast. Expect yours to get around 9 or 10" and then start to slow down. Provided it's heathy and kept in good condition it should really never stop growing, just slow down considerablely.
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