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Just wondering what the rule of thumb for this is. I realize that it is variable depending on many factors but just like cichlids and some other fish I was wondering if there is a sort of "norm" amount that they grow each month. For example: Large cichlids like oscars, jags, RD, ect. grow about 1" per month until around 10-12" and slow down to around 1" every few months or so. Thanks

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Just wondering what the rule of thumb for this is. I realize that it is variable depending on many factors but just like cichlids and some other fish I was wondering if there is a sort of "norm" amount that they grow each month. For example: Large cichlids like oscars, jags, RD, ect. grow about 1" per month until around 10-12" and slow down to around 1" every few months or so. Thanks

Chad
It depends on the max size or the species. A rhom will grow larger in the first few years then a brandtii or irritans. My irritans have grown to 4.5"-5" in a little over 2 years...I would think that in 2 years you could grow a rhom to 7"-8". After that.....it will really slow down.....

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on the first year depending on many factor as for growing...depend on

good water parameter
eat well
active
big tank, lots of space to swim
etc...you can get a Serra. up to 6" after a year it would grow slower about 1" per year.
 

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Thanks for the info guys! I was just kind of curious to see what the average was. How slow do brandtii grow? I hear they rarely hit anything past 8".

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now... how big do DIAMOND RHOMS GET??? thats what i wanna know
 

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In the wilde is huge maybe 17" or bigger..i dont know who have to biggest BDR in the aquarium...maybe about 12" the biggest but it just my guess.
 

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well i hope he will get bigger than that but im still going to try and do everything i can to get him to be bigger
 
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