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I admit I am new to keeping oscars specifically so I don't know many of the finer details about the species. Hopefully though some more experienced enthusiasts will be able to chime in with information.

I recently purchased three oscars to grow out.

Albino 1: 1.5"
Albino 2: 2"
Tiger: 2.5"

The size differences didn't seem to be an issue and they have lived peacefully since then with no problems. The smallest oscar has caught up in size to Albino 2 over the last two weeks and all of them have good apetites. None seem underweight and are filled out nicely.

I have noticed though, that Albino 2 has an odd shape compared to Albino 1 and Tiger. A1 and Tiger are a nice oscar shape (like an eye) while A2 is longer and lankier. I thought when I purchased them that is was just a growth spurt that needed filling out, but I think he is actually just elongated.

So I was wondering, do different colour varieties of oscars have different body forms? His fins also seem to be longer than his tankmates as well.
 

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hmm interesting and good to know. I don't suppose you have a book or site to recommend? I'd really like to know more about the genetics involved if possible :D
 

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Genetics stem back hundreds of generations... Some say the different body types have to do with the sex of the fish, but it's been debunked many times...

Try a google search under Astronotus ocellatus genetics and let us know what you find...
 
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