Assorted Oscars 1.5 inch

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Description

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colorful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Common name:Albino Red Oscar, Oscar

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Average adult fish size:12 – 14 inches / 30.5 cm – 35.5 cm

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colorful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colorful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Average adult fish size:12 – 14 inches / 30.5 cm – 35.5 cm

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Common name:Albino Tiger Oscar, Oscar

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colorful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Average adult fish size:12 – 14 inches / 30.5 cm – 35.5 cm

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Common name:Long Finned Tiger Oscar

Average adult fish size:12 – 14 inches / 30.5 cm – 35.5 cm

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colourful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colorful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Common name:Red Oscar, Oscar

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Average adult fish size:12 – 14 inches / 30.5 cm – 35.5 cm

Scientific name:Astronotus Ocellatus

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Sexing:Males are usually larger and more colorful, but while these characteristics may help an experienced hobbyist, venting is the only sure way to determine gender with Oscars.

Common name:Tiger Oscar, Oscar

Average adult fish size:12 – 14 inches / 30.5 cm – 35.5 cm

Place of origin:Oscars are native to Brazil, French Guinea, Columbia, and Peru and occur frequently in the Amazon River and surrounding basins.

Temperature:72 – 80 Deg. F / 22 – 27 Deg. C

Recommended tank size:55 gallon / 210 litre for one, 75 gallon / 300 litre or larger for a pair.

Water chemistry:pH 6.8 – 7.6 with ideal being 7.2.

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Typical tank setup:A mostly open aquarium with some rock work. Large, well rooted plants like Giant Vallisneria, if kept protected by heavy rock work, will also work.

Breeding:When breeding Oscars become very territorial and other species should be removed if possible. Oscars will often perform a courtship where they will lip lock for hours at a time, if during this time one backs down, they are usually attacked. Also, occasionally during mating the males will kill the females. Breeding Oscars is easily achieved once paired. Provide a medium sized piece of slate or other flat rock for breeding. Oscars mature after 1 year of age and can continue to breed for the remainder of their life. Normal life spans for Oscars in an aquarium setting with good water quality and proper nutrition is 7-8 years.

Feeding:Flaked, frozen, and pelleted food when smaller, and larger pellets along with chunks of frozen food when larger. Oscars will eat live fish, but this is not the best diet for them as diseases are commonly introduced when using live feeder fish as food. Oscars diets can also be supplemented with krill, freeze dried shrimp, bloodworms, or vegetables like peas, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini. Like most fish, a varied diet is best.

Compatibility

Temperament ranges from passive to mildly aggressive. Best if kept with other similar sized fish. Oscars will eat any fish that will fit in their mouth!

Additional info

Oscars are messy fish with large appetites. Adequate filtration and frequent water changes are required to keep this fish healthy and/or in breeding condition. Oscars are kept by many aquarists because they are seen as a very intelligent and outgoing species of cichlid. They can be as aggressive as other large South Americans that are found in nature with them, but are not always. Oscars can differentiate between their owners and others and are often docile enough to be petted after feeding. Play for Oscars includes moving rocks or plants around the aquarium. This is another reason why adequate filtration and frequent water changing is necessary.

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