Question about stunting

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Hey guys. I would really appreciate your input. I purchased two Oscars from a store and don’t have much history on them other than the owner had a bunch of Oscars in a tank and it popped a leak so he had to turn them in. These two were my favorite ones available. Some people on Facebook groups believe they are a bit stunted due to their shape, eye size and thickness. I measured them as well as I could against the glass with a measuring tape at around 11”. I’ve put them in my 8 foot 300 gallon. Realistically, can I expect them to still grow longer and if you had to guess what would their potential length be?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Question about stunting

Hello and welcome to OFL. I see no issues at all with either fish. In fact they look great. 11ins isn't a huge adult, but far from stunted either. Depends on their age and care going forward as to whether they will grow more. If they are less than 4yrs old, they may gain an inch or 2 as yrs roll by. In an 8ft tank with good care they will do very well. I have a tall bodied Oscar, 6yrs old. Looks very much like your first pic. I had her since 1in. She is a foot long max, but I would bet 3lbs at least. I also have a 14in, leaner, prob doesn't weigh as much. They are like us, some of us top out at 5ft something, some make over 7ft. Its all genetic at that point.


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Awesome. Thanks for the feedback. These guys are really growing on me every day.
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