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squirt_12
12-01-2007, 03:34 AM
max size of a fully grown oscar??

thanks.

cocoa_pleco
12-01-2007, 03:57 AM
it varies, but its usually 12"-14"

richberstler
12-01-2007, 03:59 AM
They would compete with Bass in the Florida everglades, would catch them all the time down there. Biggest I've seen in the wild was 6-10 inches. I'd suppose in a tank they wouldn't grow as big due to them being conatined in something smaller than 1000 acres lol

Bassfan
12-01-2007, 04:08 AM
Usually 12". Sometimes you can get a monster at 15".

Fishguy2727
12-01-2007, 05:05 AM
12" is about average, but I know some have hit 18". I have seen them wild in the everglades at 12", and even larger in tanks.

richberstler
12-01-2007, 05:29 AM
i guess i never hooked into that trophy in the everglades. What I remember most about them is they were everywhere and extremely aggressive. Like sunnys/panfish in ponds in numbers but one heck of a fight. I suppose alligators take their toll on the larger ones in the wild.

squirt_12
12-01-2007, 03:14 PM
ok....thanks everyone :thumb:

Futureboy
12-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Id make sure to accomodate(sp) for atleast 15"

you never know you might get a monster of a fish providing you keep him/her happy and healthy

OscarFan
12-09-2007, 03:32 AM
the biggest ive heard is 16

TowBoater
12-09-2007, 01:12 PM
Ive seen a 15" pair before.

OscarFan
12-10-2007, 12:38 AM
Ive seen a 15" pair before.
I bet that was cool.

TowBoater
12-10-2007, 03:00 AM
Very, they had a bunch of babies with them.

OscarFan
12-10-2007, 03:08 AM
uhh. Now i need a 125. Ebay here I come

TowBoater
12-10-2007, 03:10 AM
Lol, this was in a 180.

OscarFan
12-10-2007, 03:15 AM
I would like to get a breeding pear but I cant tell the gender of mine

TowBoater
12-10-2007, 03:15 AM
Best to get about 6-7 and let them pair.

AABatteries
12-15-2007, 06:02 PM
I have a 10" oscar in 55 gallon tank.