05-20-2010, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Freddy
In the wild, they get to be about 20 inches. Don't listen to anyone who says otherwise. (I know a few people will be mad at me for saying that
) But in captivity, the max is a little over 10 inches, on average. I got two as babies (the pet store said they would grow to fit the tank) and kept them both in (
) a 10 gallon. I know, that's terrible.
My Ex has a 250 gallon tank. She started with a 55Gal, 2 tiger oscars and a Clown Knife.
All about 4-5 inches long. As they grew she upgraded her tank, and now in the 250, she has had to replace the oscars, as they died of old age, but the CK is about 26" long, and happy as can be... He is also almost 10 years old.
She feeds him pellets instead of live feeder goldfish like I have see a lot of people do...
I'll have to get her to take a pic of him and send it (She's in TX, I'm in Cali).
I was out there last summer. He is a MONSTER!