Is this Normal?

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I picked up 2 baby tiger oscars about a month ago from the local pet store. They were both exactly the same size when I bought them but now here is is roughly a month later and the one isnt much bigger, maybe an inch but the other one is nearly 2 inches longer!! In the last 2 weeks he has grown massivly nearly doubling in size from 2 inches to about 4 inches. Both have been eating well, how ever the bigger one consumes a lot of food at every feeding (2-3 times a day on Omega one Natural small Cichlid pellets with Blood worms once every 2-3 days.

Any way is it normal to have one grow so much faster then the other? They both seem to be fine im just shocked at how fast the one is growing.
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

Don`t be surprised how fast the bigger one is growing, they really get going when they are looked after. The smaller one might catch up, maybe its being bullied a bit or just not as greedy as the other one but give it time. As long as its not being harassed and seems healthy it should catch up :)

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

Genetics and amount of food consumed will determine the growth rate from oscars of the same brood.
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

Yes, they grow for all diff reasons,

food type

water quality ect

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AllAlaskan replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

O I understand that, but these are in the same tank eating the same food and I was just shocked at how much faster the one was growing then the other.

They both seem to be healthy just the one is growing like he is on steroids lol.
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fakk2 replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

My two tigers are like that one is a heck of alot bigger than the other when they were younger he was the food hog and would get extra cause he would swim over the others but now they all get even food and hes still quite larger than the other two...but all healthy and good
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AllAlaskan wrote: I picked up 2 baby tiger oscars about a month ago from the local pet store. They were both exactly the same size when I bought them but now here is is roughly a month later and the one isnt much bigger, maybe an inch but the other one is nearly 2 inches longer!! In the last 2 weeks he has grown massivly nearly doubling in size from 2 inches to about 4 inches. Both have been eating well, how ever the bigger one consumes a lot of food at every feeding (2-3 times a day on Omega one Natural small Cichlid pellets with Blood worms once every 2-3 days.

Any way is it normal to have one grow so much faster then the other? They both seem to be fine im just shocked at how fast the one is growing.



hi there


1. i have a commn tank of 7 adult oscars; coming to 2 years next month.
2. one out of the seven is just half the size of the rest of the oscars which are already palm-size.
3. no it is not stunned in growth but it is some shy and silly fish.
4. yes, at times bullied by the rest of the pack.
5. btw, it is an albino red.

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brad0h replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

It's kind of like human beings, genetics can play a role, random things like that, I wouldn't be scared. :laugh:

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AllAlaskan replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

brad0h wrote: It's kind of like human beings, genetics can play a role, random things like that, I wouldn't be scared. :laugh:

Alright, Hogger is still growing at a fast rate but the other one (Still havnt come up with a name for him/her haha) is definitly growing, not as fast but When I was feeding them I noticed that the smaller one is as big as my blue Gourami so he is growing for sure, just not as fast as Hogger.

I will try to get some pictures of them later so you can see how much larger Hogger is over the other.
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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Re: Is this Normal?

AllAlaskan wrote:

brad0h wrote: It's kind of like human beings, genetics can play a role, random things like that, I wouldn't be scared. :laugh:

Alright, Hogger is still growing at a fast rate but the other one (Still havnt come up with a name for him/her haha) is definitly growing, not as fast but When I was feeding them I noticed that the smaller one is as big as my blue Gourami so he is growing for sure, just not as fast as Hogger.

I will try to get some pictures of them later so you can see how much larger Hogger is over the other.



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1. that's very good news that both of your oscars are feeding well.
2. honest, in no time they shall literally fight for food.
3. looking forward to your pics on them and more update.

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