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hi guys,
how big do captive bred reds get? iv had this one for a very long time and i think its atleast 13 inches.iv never measured him because its strong and mean but the fish next to him is 10 inches exactly .what do you think?
 

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Wow, that's quite a beast


But it's not the largest one I've heard of - that one measured 16" from nose to tail. They possibly get even even larger, as fish don't really have a maximum size - under ideal conditions they keep growing, although it goes ever so slow once they get big.

Doesn't mean that reds of 12" and more are a common sight, however - did you raise him from a baby?
 

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...how old is that monster Red u got there?

and what size tank u got him in and what is his diet?

1 day i will have my reds that big....
 

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about 6 years old.lives in a 150 gal tank which i recently upgraded to.
but previously spent most of its life in a 90 gal.
eats squid and sprats mostly and the odd bit of ox liver but only if its been starved for several days to be sure that no bits are left
 

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about 6 years old.lives in a 150 gal tank which i recently upgraded to.
but previously spent most of its life in a 90 gal.
eats squid and sprats mostly and the odd bit of ox liver but only if its been starved for several days to be sure that no bits are left
 

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very nice fish
 
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