Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)

Also known as Black Oscar, King Cichlid, Marble Cichlid, Oscar Cichlid, Oscar Fish, Red Oscar, Tiger Oscar, Tiger Oscar Cichlid, Velvet Cichlid

Description

Also known as Black Oscar, King Cichlid, Marble Cichlid, Oscar Cichlid, Oscar Fish, Red Oscar, Tiger Oscar, Tiger Oscar Cichlid, Velvet Cichlid.

Found in quiet shallow waters over mud and sand bottoms of canals and ponds.
They feed on crayfish, small fish, insect larvae, worms.
Length - 40cm
Depth - ?
Widespread South America

Oscars may live for up to 10 years!

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/3612

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