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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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4.1 (82)
douglaswaltz
I picked up my fish from a local pet store here in Ka...
Review by: douglaswaltz (3) 2 days ago
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5.00
1 photo
benwollenberg
This last semester at college one of my roommates got...
Review by: benwollenberg (5) 3 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
kourbeck
My dad and I absolutely loved taking care of this fis...
Review by: kourbeck (2) 8 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
Cynthia_lu
This fish is the closest to a dog any fish can get. H...
Review by: Cynthia_lu (66) updated 16 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
YiHangLu
The Oscar Cichlid is one of the best fish you can kee...
Review by: YiHangLu (49) updated June 05, 2014 14:16
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
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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