Short Body Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)

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The Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) is a unique-looking freshwater fish with a grey brown body with an increased orange or red coloration along its sides. They are one of the most popular fish in the hobby, with a personality that some say mimics a puppy.

  • SOLD SIZE: 6”-7”
  • 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