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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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3.8 (143)
Eden
Oscars have for many years had a bad reputation. As w...
Review by: Eden (4) 14 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
DavidHaggett
I have kept and bred many species of aquarium and pon...
Review by: DavidHaggett (6) 24 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
JersonComa
Having this fish is an absolute menace. Firstly, I wa...
Review by: JersonComa (2) June 16, 2016 19:21
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
mychesterdrawer
At first sight I fell in love with the oscar that I s...
Review by: mychesterdrawer (5) March 03, 2016 03:03
  • Currently 100
1.25
nypetlover
I had a 55 gallon oscar tank a few years ago and real...
Review by: nypetlover (25) December 18, 2015 22:56
  • Currently 100
5.00
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Big O
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Feeding (6 videos)
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)
My Oscar Fishes - Tiger & Albino Oscars
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oscar spawning
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