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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: I told you so, fool!

Well I copied it to my PB account, & also found this....well waddya know, a unicorn... :whistle:



Oh look....another freaking unicorn.....pushing 14".... :whistle:



Once I figure out how to load this, I'm doing it...just to shut them up.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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DMD123 replied the topic: I told you so, fool!

wrec.igfa.org/WRecordsList.aspx?lc=AllTackle&cn=Oscar

No recorded length but weight is recorded at 1.58 kg (3 lb 8 oz)

I think it must have been a big one for sure!
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:I told you so, fool!

Ahhhh unicorns everywhere..!!

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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DMD123 replied the topic: I told you so, fool!

I see tons of Craigslist ads that have Oscars that are 12"-13" raised in the worst of conditions. I really dont think it is uncommon for people who care for them well to have a 14" fish. Bigger than that is kind of rarer but NOT a mythical unicorn. Oscars get BIG! And contrary to those idiots, they need lots of water changes!
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robham7770 replied the topic: I told you so, fool!

Added my 2 cents to the thread. I think that the breeding population of oscars in central Florida have a really rough time during the winter months, and probably lucky to survive. Florida is not on the equator, so there is actually a season there. You can find stories of the Iguanas falling out of trees during cold snaps, manatee hovering around warm outflows of water, farmers insulating their oranges/strawberries with ice to get through the cold snaps. Let the temp drop below 74 F in your oscar tank, and you will see a stressed out fish with a much lower metabolism, that would be slow easy prey.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:I told you so, fool!

So true rob

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:I told you so, fool!

Just link the fishbase info on oscars www.fishbase.org/summary/Astronotus-ocellatus.html

Max length : 45.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637) . That's for a wild caught oscar. I mean, no it's not the 18 inches some people have claimed, but 17.99 inches is awfully close...

@Jmunroe: You really do need to tell them all about the horrors of keeping your O alone in a 6ft 125 gal tank. I should also let them know about the horrors of keeping an oscar, a severum and 9 SDs in a 6x2 180 US gal tank and doing 3 w/cs a week on it. Actually, no, I should just tell them about how I keep a juvie umbee in a 6x2x2 by itself :lol:
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