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    I know it depends on feeding but mine has went from 3.5" to 4.5 and going on 5" in 2 weeks. Is mine just on roids or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuli_Loach
    I know it depends on feeding but mine has went from 3.5" to 4.5 and going on 5" in 2 weeks. Is mine just on roids or something?
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    Good food, clean conditions and space and Oscars can double in size every couple weeks when they are young. They slow down once they hit around 10 inches or so.

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    mine grew an inch a month.untill it reached about 6 inches then it slowed down to about half an inch.

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    Dang, I guess I got good water quality and feed him right, he grew 2"+ in less than a month.

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    They are all different. It takes high quality food and water to bring out their full potential. If you had a bunch you would find that they would all grow at different rates.
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    ill agree with the different rates of growth, i bought two of mine at the same time -bert and ernie, now bert is twice the size of ernie and they are in the same tank, same food and water conditions.
    then i got my second lot and the red oscar is growing twice as fast as the albino tiger and again they are in the same tank and conditions. it does vary alot lol
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    Ah so I guess mine is a fast grower, I know my jack has slowed down since the oscar wants every piece of food that falls into the tank, he literally jumps out like a bass after the food in my hand.

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    I've heard that frequent water changes can help a Oscar grow faster and bigger by tricking it's body that it is in a bigger tank.

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    Water quality is a prerequisite for good growth in most cases. This includes water changes which keep nitrates and growth inhibiting hormones down, both of which help to regulate growth in the wild. So it is not necessarily a trick, but just their natural physiology.
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