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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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4.0 (113)
Nevril
These guys almost ruined my small 45 gallons tank, as...
Review by: Nevril (433) updated 20 days ago
  • Currently 100
1.00
1 photo
RBexington
My husband is more invested in our fish than I am, bu...
Review by: RBexington (6) 26 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
JessHershey
My sister and I owned many Oscar fish in our childhoo...
Review by: JessHershey (4) 28 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.25
1 photo
reinier1
Back in the day when I still harbored ideas about bec...
Review by: reinier1 (39) 29 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 comment
1 photo
JCarroll
Growing up we always had a fish tank. We raised littl...
Review by: JCarroll (4) April 22, 2015 19:24
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
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