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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 (104)
aqualife1000
Just writing this makes me want to get another one. T...
Review by: aqualife1000 (32) 25 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
Jhyson94
Having worked at several pet stores, I learned that f...
Review by: Jhyson94 (9) January 28, 2015 02:11
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
mikesquillpen
When I was in my early teens I was introduced to Osca...
Review by: mikesquillpen (13) January 11, 2015 23:26
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
NikkiN
This fish was very low key for me and the largest fis...
Review by: NikkiN (3) updated November 25, 2014 13:00
  • Currently 100
0.75
1 photo
etiab4
Growing up my dad only kept these things and Jack Dem...
Review by: etiab4 (12) November 22, 2014 16:35
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
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