going carp fishing tomorrow

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OFL replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

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ha ha ha
i was
surprised to know they taste good and very fat. same is true
with the 21 inches pangasius.... only to find later, that it
was a delicacies in vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.


I have no doubt they are very delicious. I would eat one if the local fishmonger sold them.

anyone for Oscar and chips?


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PAUL replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

No I don't think you're wrong, I don't think they are very common in captivity, in fact I would have to actually see one being measured before I believe anyone has got an 18 inch oscar. Many people overestimate how big their Oscars are, so in fact their 12 inch o is probably more like 10 inches. I've no doubt you will find monsters in the wild that get extremely big, especially in the Amazon where they've got plenty of space.



i concur 100% with OFL on this.
small tank stunt growth.... that is fact.
how can we distort growth with all the parameters
in perfect criteria????

in captivity, oscars grow at 1 inch per month under
good conditions, how much more in the wild wherein
they can grow 35% of what ever food they consume.

in fishpond business, milk fish and tilapia really
grow at that rate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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marcus replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

I am not so sure. I have had a 12" oscar and now have 2x10" ish but have seen a pair of ocars for sale that made mine look small. as a guess I would say they were both 16" but the bit that impressed me was how wide/high they were. about 4" thick with a more rounded head than mine. i got to admit if I had room I would have had them £120 was the price, but they were male and female mating pair.(tigers)

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PAUL replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

ha ha ha.... my lady grey belly is now about 15 inches long
and yes, she is more than 3 inches thick. that is why i mind
her whenever she bit my arms during glass scrubbing (when spawning)
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