How much is a ten inch oscar worth?

I have had my tiger oscar for a little less than a year and am thinking about finding him a new home. There is no problem with his personality or space… he is a sweet boy that lives with 5 tiger barbs with no problems and he lives in a 100 gal aquarium. The thing is that I share the aquarium with my boyfriend and we were thinking about getting into smaller fish. I am still not sure if I want to get rid of him yet since I am quite attached to him… but if I were to find him a home I was wondering what would be good to charge. I would appreciate just an answer (from knowledgeable people) as I know how brutal people here can be. Thank you for any help!

To the second person…

I don’t even know if I am going to let him go. I really am attached to him, but it isn’t fair for me to restrict the options of the tank with such a big fish. I know that he *can* eat smaller fish, but he hasn’t tried to even chase the barbs. My boyfriend is a bit nervous about adding fish with him in there though… I’m still not sure.

Graycat777, I said nothing about giving him to a petstore. Get that out of your mind… I asked a simple question that requires a simple answer, not reading into my question and twisting it around.

8 Answers

  • I would say a petstore would sell it for $30-35. You could maybe get $20-25. you could try and sell him for $30.

    You could get a Severum as a tank mate for him. Oscars can be kept with other fish if you have the space. Check out the Severum They are really cool fish and would be fine with you oscar as long as you found an adult or grew one out before you add him to the oscar.

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    How much is a ten inch oscar worth?

    I have had my tiger oscar for a little less than a year and am thinking about finding him a new home. There is no problem with his personality or space… he is a sweet boy that lives with 5 tiger barbs with no problems and he lives in a 100 gal aquarium. The thing is that I share the aquarium with…

  • Wow, it’s probably going to be hard to find a 10 inch Oscar. What did the person feed it? It’s really kind of hard to overfeed an Oscar. Possibly they put way too much food in, and the Oscar didnt eat it all. It sunk to the bottom and rotted, causing the water quality to deteriate, which killed the fish. So before you put another fish in that tank, test the water.

  • well, the average price for a 2″ oscar is about 8$ if you were to multiply that by 5 your oscar is worth at least 45$

    It obviously takes time + patience to let a fish get so large, he’s definitely worth that.

    Good luck, I’d never want to give up any of my fish XD =[

  • You may consider yourself lucky IF a store accepts him (with a big IF). No questions a large oscar is an awesome pet however, if someone has suitable tank he already has his own fish living in it. Who sets up a newtank most likely starts with juvenile oscar. Your oscar will be REALLy happy if he survives petstore and gets to capable decent caring hands. If you really want to pass your oscar to someone who appreciate it try craigslist. Who knows may be you wil get lucky

    Edit: Uh oh, chill out? I didn’t mean to offend you. Just telling you that it won’t be easy to sell large fish. If I were you I’d try craigslist or local newspaper pet section and could end up just giving it away to good owner for free. When I had similar problem with plecostomus getting to big and mean I just rehomed smaller fish to different tank and let pleco have tank for himself.

  • nobody really WANTS to buy a 10″ oscar… most people buy them as babies and sell them as adults, so the market is flooded with big oscars nobody wants…

    you probably will end up having to GIVE him away

    that multiply you fish by it’s price as a baby thing is just the stupidest thing i’ve ever heard

    about the only fish that increases in price as they grow are clown loaches, cause they are SLOW growers

    you could keep some “smallish” fish with him… not neons are anything but stuff like giant danios, bolivians rams, congo tetras, cyprinid sharks, gouramis, etc… stuff in the 3-5″ range… it just has to be too big to swallow whole

  • Not much. Previously owned fish do not have a strong retail value. I am sure you could try to get a good deal on Craigslist.

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