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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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3.9 (140)
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
Nilagard
I kept an Oscar for about 1 year and I must say, thes...
Review by: Nilagard (16) December 16, 2015 14:43
  • Currently 100
2.25
1 photo
TheMigoftima
This fish was given to me by my brother. First thing ...
Review by: TheMigoftima (2) December 15, 2015 09:55
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
tdraym
I’ve owned a lot of different pets in my life, and al...
Review by: tdraym (4) November 10, 2015 00:28
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
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Learn more (2 videos)
My Oscar Fishes - Tiger & Albino Oscars
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