Comments: These are fabulous fish that develop very bright orange/red areas in their pattern.
Comments: These are fabulous fish that develop very bright orange/red areas in its pattern.
Origin: Oscars are members of a very large family of fish, which are called Cichlids.
The ancestors of Oscars lived across a wide region in the Amazon Basin in South America.
But now there are Oscars living in natural environments in China, Australia, and Florida, and many Oscars living in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, males can grow to be more than 14″ long, including their tails, which is not a good size for almost all aquariums.
Females are about the same size as males but get plumper, as they fill with thousands of eggs.
Oscars can grow to be even bigger, and DrTom once saw two Oscars that were over 18″ long, living in an 800-gallon aquarium that seemed too small them.
They were said to be about 20-years old and greatly beloved by their proud owner, who said they’d spawned many-many times to produce a huge number of offspring.
Behaviors: Oscars are usually not aggressive fish, but they will swallow any fish that fits into their mouths.
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