Chili Red Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)

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The Chili Red Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) is a unique-looking freshwater fish with a white or pinkish body with a large amount of orange or red coloration along its sides. They can grow up to 14 inches (35 cm) in length and require a tank of at least 125 gallons (473 liters) with other fish of similar size and temperament. They are omnivores and should be fed high-quality pellets, flakes, and supplemented with live or frozen foods. With proper care, they can live up to 10-12 years. They are one of the most popular fish in the hobby.

  • SOLD SIZE: 4.5”-5”
  • Origin: South America
  • Max Size: Up to 14 inches (35 cm)
  • Recommended Tank Size: Minimum of  125 gallons (473 liters)
  • Water Temperature: 75-81°F (24-27°C)
  • Temperament: Generally peaceful but can be aggressive towards smaller fish
  • Diet: Omnivores - high-quality pellets, flakes, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as earthworms, shrimp, or crickets
  • Life Span: Up to 10-12 years