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Oscar

Oscar


Species group:
 Cichlids

Other name: Oscar Cichlid; Tiger Oscar;
Velvet Cichlid; Marbled Cichlid

Scientific name: Astronotus ocellatus

Country / place of origin: Paraguay

Appearance

Details: The Oscar is a member of the Cichlid family which is native to slow moving streams and rivers throughout the Amazon River basin. It is one of the largest New World Cichlids, and can reach 12 inches in length.

The Oscar is one of the most commonly kept Cichlids. An intelligent fish that many owners say has a personality, the Oscar has a very robust body and an aggressive temperament. Because of its predatory nature, Oscars see other fish as potential food or rivals, and don't do well in community tanks with smaller, mild mannered fish.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
cichlid tank, exciting fish, bright orange markings, real ‘pet fish, outgoing personalities
Challenging:
12-14 inches, weekly water changes, truly aggressive fish, powerful filtration, messy eaters
Interesting:
Captive-bred specimens, playful monsters, frozen cubed beefheart, South American species
Overall review
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4.2 (85)
sanyal08
Oscars are one of the most kept cichlids, mostly due ...
Review by: sanyal08 (24) 7 days ago
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4.00
1 photo
adrianvm
My 4 oscars were incredibly 'tame' creatures. After a...
Review by: adrianvm (42) 10 days ago
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5.00
1 photo
rmh8402
I say the "dog" fish because sometimes I swear he tho...
Review by: rmh8402 (8) updated 10 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
5 photos
douglaswaltz
I picked up my fish from a local pet store here in Ka...
Review by: douglaswaltz (3) July 21, 2014 18:13
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
benwollenberg
This last semester at college one of my roommates got...
Review by: benwollenberg (5) July 20, 2014 20:42
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
Habitat (4 videos)
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Tiger Oscar
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15''oscar
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Big O
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Feeding (6 videos)
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Oscars vs marbled crayfish part 2 of 2
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Oscars vs marbled crayfish part 1
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feeding Red oscars
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Learn more (2 videos)
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My Oscar Fishes - Tiger & Albino Oscars
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01:28
oscar spawning
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