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Kurtis Cochrane - 2005-12-12
I have 2 frontosa's and they love smaller fish for lunch. they do grow very fast as they are about 7-8 in with room to move in a 200 gallon tank.

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security - 2005-12-12
We got Brutus when He was three quarters of an inch. That was six years ago. Today Brutus is six inches long and two inches wide. He's seen a lot of fish come and go over the years, and he hated them all! Nobody comes to Brutus's house! In August we got a Pangasius Catfish that was about an inch long. We call him Sharky. He's the only fish that has made it so far. Sharky is now nine inches long and growing. although he has some scars, he seems to be tough enough to take The Wrath of Brutus! I just learned on your web site that Sharky can grow to three feet long, so I guess my thirty gallon tank won't do! Heading out to spend some money at my local pet store, see ya!

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troy hoath - 2005-12-11
hi, im troy. im in year 10. i have a tiger oscar. hes about 5 inches and im getting an albino oscar that about 25cm long. my oscar likes blood worms and feeder fish and the occasional gold fish. i like oscars because they are the best fish iv ever had and iv stuck with. iv had gold fish and they are just crap. oscars are visious and i like that.

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oscar circus - 2005-12-11
oscars are great. i have three 10 inchers in a 200 gal. tank. they even do tricks like jump through a flaming hoop, and the one even tap dances!

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Ron - 2005-12-10
Have 5 Yellow Labs recently transferred from 25 to a 33 gal. tank. I don't know why, but they seemed happier in the 25 gal tank - swimming into plants, harassing my 2 Corys and digging trenches in the gravel. The only occupant they (esp. the intensely coloured male) respected was my big kahuna of a Pleco. Perhaps, they are still adjusting to the new surroundings. I've arranged about 7 caves in their new home using Peridodite, Obsidian, and Sandstone, - and one hunk of Malaysian Driftwood. I hope I've not lowered the pH too much (by using the wood) since they LOVE HARD water. I'll try to add a few more snails for them to munch on. However, I still have to find a guideline to differentiate between the sexes, since the eggspot can reside on both Male AND Female...

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Carry - 2005-12-10
I had two Red Devil's. The first one died right away. The second was pure white and lived for almost a year. Then I had a power outage in the winter and his/her tank was in the basement. Needless to say he didn't make it. He was the best fish I've ever owned. LOTS of personality.I had sand and marbels in the tank with my white devil. He use to move all the sand and marbels to the side until he hit the bottom glass panel of the tank. I'd move the sand back and he'd go at it again. When I had him I didn't have a "real" aquarium hood then so I used a desk lamp to see him at night. In the summer the lamp would attract bugs. He'd try to jump out of the water to get the bugs and bang his head on the hood.

If you're a person who wouldn't mind keeping a AGGRESSIVE fish that will attack you when you do water changes, needs to be kept alone (unless you can provide a huge tank 90+ gallons), and enjoy MAJOR personality this fish is for you.

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durrell loney - 2005-12-08
hey i just got my oscar's about three months ago(pukey&rayray)unfortunatly pukey was beat up by rayray and did not recover. now it's just him and a blue acara who i fear is going to be eatin up by the oscar when i get my new tank which will allow him to grow much larger than the blue acara but i will deal with that when the time comes. other than that they are lovable energetic fish which if not watched and taken care of can be very messy. also they eat alot including smaller fish that they can swallow

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Orion - 2005-12-03
I have had a red devil for about 7 months. i had him in a 10 gallon but he quickly out grew it. he loves his new 50 gallon acrylic tank. hes my favorite fish ive ever had. ive had oscars, texas ciclid, green terrors and jack dempsey. I tried to get a sucker fish with the devil but he would just beat the thing up all day and all night so i took it out. Im thinking about getting him a companion but I can foresee difficulties.

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sachin reddy - 2005-12-01
hi, i am sachin reddy from bangalore(india). currently i have 2 tiger oscars, 3 albino oscars and 2 plecos in an 85 USgallons tank. one of the albino oscars has only one eye but he is the most active one. they are all around 10 to 14 inches in length. i love them a lot. they are very energetic and intelligent. i have never fed them live feeding fishes as the feeding fishes might have some diseases. they recognise me very well. they swim at a faster rate when they see me. i hope they grow even larger and reproduce. my opinion on oscars is that they are amazing fishes and friends, so go and get one oscar right now into your aquarium.

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Rudi 11-30-05 - 2005-11-29
Parrots are great! I've had one for nine months. he was the size of a dime when i got him, for real. the manager of the petshop told me he came in a batch of fish and was not something they regularly carry. Nine months after he is already four inches, I am amazed at how fast these fish grow. I just went back to the shop today and picked up two more.

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