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what is bioload?
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bioload is an aquarium term from biology, the biological demand (bio-load or bioload) is the nitrogen processing demand placed upon the material, chemical and biological filters by uneaten food, decomposing inhabitants, accumulated organics and waste produced by livestock, foods and plant matter in the aquarium filtration system.

Bio-load is determined by the net water volume of aquarium system (display tank, and sump), refugium, substrate, mechanical filtration, live rock, additional biological filtration, chemical filtration, chemical reactors, circulation, water changes, stage of nitrogen cycle, number (in short, the capacity) verus the size and number of fish, shrimp, crabs, snails, anemones, clams, other invertebrates, including filter feeders (in short, the biological demand)
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MeghanR replied the topic: Re:on average how big is your oscar

this is Bubba - I got him in October when he was about 2 inches. Now, he's about 8 - and the growth (and appetite) has slowed significantly.
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Fill fe Punk replied the topic: Re:on average how big is your oscar

Do you have 4 Os in the one tank? I had 3 but two of them turned on one of them one day and killed it. Can you put in more than a pair or do you have to grow them together from the start? My biggest O is only about 200mm I think its about 8 inches and my smaller but more agressive one is about 150mm or 6 inches and thay are less than 9 months old I think. Dont know how to add photos sorry not to onto it with computers.
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Fill fe Punk wrote:

. Can you put in more than a pair or do you have to grow them together from the start?

I you can keep them together fron baby age, but there's no guarantue.
But a resonable sized tank will help to have the combo succeed.
btw 3 is a bad number for oscars, less risk with 2 or 4.

Dont know how to add photos sorry not to onto it with computers.

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kulaqua replied the topic: Re:on average how big is your oscar

Wow hearing about everyones avg growth is interesting im going to need to get some pic's of my O. I got him in March and he was about an 1 1/2" and a half long such a little guy. Now hes 7 1/2" inches long at 5 maybe 6 months old when we got him they said he was a month but 5months at 7 1/2" long doesnt seem to plausible looking at all your post. Hes head is about 3/4" inch thick between his eyes. He eats like a horse still i dont see him slowing down anytime soon lol. I did learn to not give him all he can eat or he gets a belly ache. He can get a whole frozen cube in his month in one gulp, it used to take him several attempts to eat it but not anymore. I just realized today hes not even done growing lol
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suzerstar replied the topic: on average how big is your oscar

My Wild , 1.5 year old, 16 inch monster "Bug" He lives alone in a 90 gal with an 8in Bristlenose. He was 3/4 inch when purchased.


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OFL replied the topic: on average how big is your oscar

Welcome to the community.

Wow! 16 inches?. Is that 15 years old?. If that is definitely 16 inches, then that is definitely the biggest Oscar I have ever seen

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OFL wrote: Welcome to the community.

Wow! 16 inches?. Is that 15 years old?. If that is definitely 16 inches, then that is definitely the biggest Oscar I have ever seen



No, he/she is only a year and a half. Purchased her May 18, 2015. Can turn around in the 90...But not much room to spare... The pic is Her as a baby when purchased at three quarters of an inch, was the runt of the litter! I'm actually getting her/him a bigger tank soon, wish me luck trying to move her/him!


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Blimey, 16 inches at 18 months old. How have you measured the Oscar?

Maybe you could try and take a photo with something else in the photo that we compare the size to.

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