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I recently rescued a 10" red oscar, who is gorgeous. I don't know much about his history, but was wondering if he'll keep growing at a quick rate or if they are slowed down at this length? I know they will easily reach 14-16" and I'd love for him to get larger. :) My first Oscar!
 

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Thank you! You were actually one of the people who convinced me to start looking for an Oscar. :) I saw your pics of your rescued pair.

I found this guy at a LFS, in a 29 gallon tank with five red devils who were pecking at him. He had several missing scales and no fight in him. Needless to say I was soon the proud owner of an O. He's in a 3-foot 30g hospital tank right now with aquarium salt and daily 50% water changes, and he'll be going into a 90g in a few days with a small mellow GT and convict. He's almost completely healed now! I've named him Bruno...



 

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Nice one, he's got fantastic colors! 8)
 

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Thanks guys, he is such a sweetheart! (if fish can be sweethearts :) ) He hasn't looked twice at all of the convict fry that are sharing his hospital tank. I thought they would be gone in no time.
 

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I think fish can be sweet hearts...especially oscars :)
I saw your thread in MFK....it's a good feeling bringing home the big guys, they need homes too, that was a great save :thumb:
....and it seems that the bigger they get, the more attached you get. 8)
 
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