I want pbass fillets! Jealous af rn.I'm a bit midi-evil, I believe the law should be made, that when you buy a fish you and the seller sign a contract, if it gets too big for your tank, you have a limited amount of time to get another tank, and if you can't house ihe fisht properly, either you, or the person who sold it to you are required to eat it.
For those a little squeamish about eating Pacu, watch the Netflix show, Somebody Feed Phil, the episode from Buenos Aires.
Here in Panama, we eat Peacock Bass, and Black Belt Cichlids all the time, among others.
P-bass fillets below.
View attachment 1364785
On topic: my daughter has wanted an Oscar for a long time. Having just dipped my toe back in the hobby with a 40 gal breeder tank, we could not house an Oscar. Had that 40 gal for 2 years before I got a 180 to reseal at a great price. As soon as I got the worn out tank my daughter bought an Oscar and placed it in a 20gal tall while I was refurbish the 180 and welding a new stand for it. Oscars get abused cuz they have such a strong personality when you see them in WalMart. Since I am a partially educated aquarist, I prevented my daughter from abusing one herself. It would be easy to have had it happen though. Instead, she has a beautiful Oscar that is a complete idiot (runs into everything) and she loves it.
Education is really the only good answer. Too bad people don't like to learn, or at least don't like to be told how they are doing things wrong. Pride gets in the way and ignorance abounds.