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Brooksie created the topic: Red measured... outside of the tank!

So today we did something that I will never do again! EVER !!! Let's just say it didn't go well, at all and luckily nothing but my pride was hurt! :(

We took Red (and Daggermouth the FH) out of his tank for the first time in the 3 years that we have had him so that I could get an actual measurement on him. When we went to put him back into the tank, the move didn't go very well at all! He ended up on the floor.. flopping around through the dinning room into the kitchen before we could get him. :( :unsure: Luckily as I said he wasn't seriously injured - lost a few scales. He's pissed off at us right now. My hubby ended up with actual cuts on his arms from his fins. :ohmy:

But he will recover and by tomorrow he will forget all about what happen. On the other hand, we will remember and won't do that again! It's too scary for me!! I'm sure we could have done it better - I thought we had it planned perfectly!

Anyway... here's my big boy! 13" long at 3 years old... my beautiful Red!



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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

He looks slippery indeed, but very good to know a definate measure.
I'm proud of your gits, to tke him out.
My fear of my guys being mad at me keeps me from taking them out of the tank! :pinch:
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

13 inches is a big big fish!

That's awesome, I've always thought he looked large, but wow :)

Sorry that finding out came with such an adventure. I hope you're feeling better, at least, Brooksie
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

That's a big boy!

If you ever decide to measure him again or any other large fish, try a pillow case.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

What a big boy ! :woohoo: I am going to assume he was trying to flop his way into the kitchen to see whats in the fridge !!! :laugh: Glad he is ok.
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

Noddy wrote: He looks slippery indeed, but very good to know a definate measure.
I'm proud of your gits, to tke him out.
My fear of my guys being mad at me keeps me from taking them out of the tank! :pinch:

It wasn't my fear of he being mad at me.. it was me killing him!! Already he's better - he ate a few pellets and has stopped huffing around the tank. :) Small baby steps! I'm happy to know how long he is, measuring a moving fish through glass never gives you an accurate length. Now I know for sure. :)

Nina_W wrote: 13 inches is a big big fish!

That's awesome, I've always thought he looked large, but wow :)

Sorry that finding out came with such an adventure. I hope you're feeling better, at least, Brooksie

Same here! I always thought he was like 11" or maybe 12" but 13" :ohmy: !! We were shocked to say the least. He has some girth to him as well but I wasn't about to measure that. We hadn't had the adventure yet either but I didn't plan ahead and have a tape measure for measuring girth. He was a handful for my hubby!

As for me, last 2 days have been good days for the back - I had a steroid injection on Wednesday. It won't last but I'm enjoying it while I can. The findings on my last 2 MRI's were not good. Not sure if I told you. One herniated disc at L4 and a new finding - a bulging disc at the thoracic level of my spine which is causing my spinal cord to look like the letter D instead of the letter O which it should look like. It's only a matter of time before I'm on the operating table. 10/30/12 I go back to the Doctor to find out when that "fun" takes place! :unsure:

Rocksor wrote: That's a big boy!

If you ever decide to measure him again or any other large fish, try a pillow case.

Thanks Rocksor... I'll keep that in mind for next time... if there is another time! He is one big boy huh?

Firestorm8215 wrote: What a big boy ! :woohoo: I am going to assume he was trying to flop his way into the kitchen to see whats in the fridge !!! :laugh: Glad he is ok.

LOL He is always a hungry boy !! You could be right! Yes he's fine - almost back to normal, he's already had something to eat. Thanks for checking out my pic.

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

wait, so both the FH and the Oscar ended up on the floor? :unsure:

cuz the oscar doesnt have those sharp fins you mentioned.


cool shots either way,. well over 13" there . :cheer:

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

Brooksie wrote:
Anyway... here's my big boy! 13" long at 3 years old... my beautiful Red!



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he looks like a grouper huh! so meaty!!!!! :P :P :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
sorry he had to undergo such a stressful measuring
no wonder you have a hard time keeping him stationary..
your net is too small for him LOL!
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

magnificent beast, i'm really not looking forward to moving to another house, my O's have been in that tank undisturbed for over years now and they hate the net (they allready shredded one when i was trying to catch a severum) so i guess the only option i have is getting them directly into plastic bags or buckets...

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Red measured... outside of the tank!

gorgoroth wrote: magnificent beast, i'm really not looking forward to moving to another house, my O's have been in that tank undisturbed for over years now and they hate the net (they allready shredded one when i was trying to catch a severum) so i guess the only option i have is getting them directly into plastic bags or buckets...


pillow case. And lower water to half. And good luck! We're moving soon too, and Wicket is now over 20 cms - not a big oscar yet, but not a small fish by any measure.
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