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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 (108)
PGK1966
Oscars are commonly sold as small fish, but they have...
Review by: PGK1966 (8) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.25
ShelleyKunkle
Of all of the freshwater fish I have ever owned, my O...
Review by: ShelleyKunkle (10) 3 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
GabrielVasquez
I really love animals, specially dogs, cats and fishe...
Review by: GabrielVasquez (3) 16 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.25
1 photo
Mandazii
I had success with oscars being in a very large tank ...
Review by: Mandazii (4) 20 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.25
aqualife1000
Just writing this makes me want to get another one. T...
Review by: aqualife1000 (32) February 05, 2015 08:56
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
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Learn more (2 videos)
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